I never got to talk about JasonS's Guest Blog post from a week ago. TBH, I'm not that crazy about his play, but considering he won more money than if he played the hand "standardly," I guess that speaks for itself. The reason being is that he basically never has a K in his hand (other than maybe the nuts) once he checks the flop. And it's not like I'm "normally" one of those crazy aggro guys who starts spewing once the PFR checks (eh hem...). He has no "likely" kings in his range and I have all the kings in my range that I would normally defend (a tricky AK that I didn't 3bet (not likely vs Jason tho), KQ, KJ, KTs, etc) that I would play the same way along with most JJ and some 66. So basically when he raises the turn, he's going to be superpolarized. My defending range from the BB vs a MP3 is not particularly wide - easily less than 1/2 as wide as his opening range and Ks make up a decent percentage of that. So my strong hand percentage >>> his strong hang percentage. While he (and the board) has blockers to many of my Kings, I 3bet so rarely postflop that the percentage of times I actually have a K in my hand is probably > the frequency with which I 3bet the turn. On the river, I think I should have shoved the river (repping KJ, JJ, 66, KQ), but I thought I had decent showdown value because I didn't think he had a K - maybe a weirdly played J, but most likely nothing. So when he makes the river bet, I thought he was trying to get thin value with a weird J (and possibly nothing because his line is so bizarre) and I had a choice between a call or a small raise. I felt like I could fold out a "J" and opted to rep a strong part of my range. Of course it never occurred to me that he could have QQ, and thus blockers to most of the Ks I would raise the river with. FWIW, I am probably *the* reg most likely to check the river (either to check-call or check-raise) with a good hand, so the "he checked the river so he can't have a strong hand" doesn't necessarily apply to me.
It was probably one of the more interesting hands I played this month. He's a good player, who I play with on a pretty regular basis. He also started coaching. He had this "pool" story in the lifefish blog, and it reminded me of a funny story:
Not sure if I mentioned this, but I have very healthy sweat glands. I don't know a single person who sweats as much as I do. People claim to "sweat" a lot, but when I sweat, it literally RAINS on me. G is a chip off the old block. So one time, we took him to Dutch Wonderland (a kid's amusement park in Pennsylvania), and we were waiting in line on a warm summer day for the flume ride. A bunch of camp kids get on line and one of them asks us how we liked the ride. I had to tell him we hadn't been on the ride yet... the little kid thought that we had been on the ride because both G and I were covered in sweat!
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