Originally Posted by LeClochard
Great explanation as usual!
Like this kind of format a lot btw, the topic of inducing with blockbets is also very hot at the moment, it might be a coincidence, but I checked a vid on another site recently where it was discussed as well, nice to get to know a little about your experiences with the play.
When you discussed the KK live hand, I actually thought u were repping exactly 99-QQ in that spot, like the villain mentioned. I wonder what line you would have taken if you actually had 99-QQ in that specific spot. Did you think villain was a good enough handreader to try and barrel you of those exact hands, in other words, would you have played it the same way, or would you have taken a different line?
Thanks for the kind words
I'm glad you liked the explinations
I didn't know another video on another site also discussed the topic of blocking bets, but I do agree, it's sort of a "hot" topic right now and one of the reasons I wanted to bring up the topic (I try to stay aware of what's relevant/popular, and I try to talk about those topics). And if there's an issued you guys would like to know more about (maybe cold 4 bet bluffing etc.) Always feel free to recommend topics. I'm down to discuss anything
In regards to the KK live hand, it'd depend on my level of comfort of playing difficult spots against the villain. If I "wasn't in the mood" or didn't "feel" comfortable oop with a 99-QQ type hand, I would of probably just c-bet the flop and take it from there. I do that maybe 75% of the time (or maybe even more tbh). If I feel very comfortable post flop, and feel like I do have a strong read, I would play the hand like I did yesterday (it was a live hand, I had QQ on Kxx board, HU...only difference I was in position instead of oop).
In that hand I checked behind the flop because the villain was very agro against weakness and I called turn (slowly, I paused to give him more reason to believe I was weak) then I called the river (quickly, because it was my plan). Sometimes he'll have a KJ type hand and I'll be wrong, but I'm getting good odds, and by checking the flop it was 2 streets max I could face. He ended up having air (ace high) so there was a downside to giving a free card. But overall I liked the play.
Long winded way of saying: If you want an easy way to play it, c-bet flop and take it from there. Difficult way = check/eval (potentially higher EV though if you're way better post flop). I personally c-bet the vast majority of the time.