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kaboojie said:Hi Ki,I think this Fast Track series is fantastic so far. I hope you continue with the great work!I have a question about srp's as the pfr with mid pocket pairs. I find it hard to construct any type of range with these holdings on most board textures. The only boards that give me a lot of bluffs and value ranges are mid/coordinated boards. However, because I am the pfr, I think I should be looking to check a lot on this board texture because it favours the pfc's range. Would you agree? Also, on any high boards or low/uncoordinated boards where the board textures favour my range, I find it hard to near impossible to come up with a betting range (value or bluff) I'm not sure if I should start adding bd draws to my betting range or just check a lot. In the end, I feel I'm doing something wrong here because I am checking with these holdings way more than I think should. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
NEO said:Ki - On high dry boards, you recommend checking 100% of flops. It seems to me that in live poker where most players tend to cbet way too frequently and are unbalanced, when we check on these flops as the PFR I find that it automatically elicits a bet from the villain since they perceive us to be weak for checking. With that said, I'm concerned that by checking, I'm losing out on the immediate value of winning the pot right then and there when it's unlikely to hit them as well. It also kind of puts us in a tough spot to take a check/call line with a hand like 10/9 suited on a K23r board when we don't have any real bluff catchers. How are you playing in these spots both in position and OOP when the villain takes a stab at the pot and all we have is like a 10 high, J high, or Q high type hand?Am I wrong to say that as the PFR in early position against someone in late position on a high dry board that its better to bet/check/bet so that way we don't have to put ourselves in a difficult spot to potentially check/call on multiple streets and or just giving up the initiative to the PFC and folding right away?On the flip side, when in late position against an early PFC on a high dry board, is it better to take a check/bet/bet line since we have the power of position and can give up the betting initiative on the flop without making it too difficult for ourselves?