i have been pretty much showing down the nuts and several nut/nut scoops for the past several hours. 2 guys in particular seem to be gunning for me. 1 of those guys (button) has 3bet my 2bets almost every time for 2 hours, and the other guy (small blind) is trying to punish me by calling everything.
1 limp to me, i make it 2 bets with A
, 1 middle position caller, button villain 3 bets, small blind villain cold calls 3, bb folds, limper calls 3, i call 3.
flop (4 players): Q
small blind bets, limper calls, action to hero: calls / raises?
raise: yes i want to build the pot, and sets and top 2 pairs will almost for sure call a raise. i also want to charge back door lows, and i especially don't want A2xx to get a great price to continue for the back door low. note -- the villain on the button does not always have A2xx after 3 betting me, or at least his perceived range is wider than that in my eyes....]
call: i don't want inferior flushes to stop betting -- or worse fold -- and i also don't want hands that are drawing dead like straight wraps to fold. i can probably get at least 1 or 2 more big bets in the pot by raising on the big bet streets.]