I play 1-2 and 2-5 no limit. Every session I run into the situation where the villain and I wind up on the river and he bets either 1/3, 1/4 or 1/5 on the pot and I have to decide whether he is making a cheap bluff or a cheap value bet.
I find that the majority of times that it turns out to be a cheap value bet where the villain has two pair or higher. I am strongly considering just folding in these spots. What has been your experience in these spots?
Another scenario I run into in every session is what I call the home run swing. I realize I am wrong on this hand but it just so tempting to play it (and I know we all been there).
1-2 no limit. I have 100 dollars behind me.
MP3-limps in. I call on from cutoff with QJ off. Button calls, SB calls. The big blind raises to 12. MP3 calls. I call. SB & BB calls.
The flop Kd Qs Jd. The SB bets 1/2 pot. The BB makes it 60. MP3 folds.
Here is my thoughts- This is going to be possible 350-400 pot. I have two pair with the hopes of hitting a full house. I know that SB might have either a straight or flush draw. I know that the big blind has either AA or a set (if he has a set of Queens or Jacks I am screwed).
I wind up calling. Button calls, SB goes all in for 20 more, BB calls, I call and the button calls. Every one is basically all-in. The turn a 4d and the river is 2d.
SB shows 9T for a straight, the big blind shows a set of queens and the button shows AdKc for the flush and the winning hand.
Are you ever tempted to play for that "home run" hand or do you show more discipline than I did?