Last night in online APT tournament:
Preflop limper in MP -- I'm in BB and check with a not-so-great hand. I don't remember if there are folds all around, but pot is 2-way or 3-way.
Flop comes out small and disconnected, and I have top pair (hit a 10).
I bet pot (60?), MP raises (200?), I reraise (600?), and MP shoves (~1800 -- early stages of double stack tournament).
Yes, I should have folded. But, being sick of getting pushed around (I was forced out of a few small pots) and having more than my usual amount of...umm..."courage" at that moment in the evening, I look him up -- trip deuces.
I know, here everything is pointing to my opponent having a set, and I had a "bad poker" moment.
But here's why I am bringing this up, and why I am not putting this in "Specific Hand Questions:"
I know there aren't any hard-and-fast rules, but would you generally fold to just about any 4-bet from someone who's not a total maniac, assuming you don't have the pure nuts (or close to it)?
But for instance, how would you have played top 2 pair here? I'm assuming you call with bottom set and figure set-over-set is a risk you have to live with.
And then, if you're on offense with what figures to be the weaker hand, how much can you just hit folks with the 4-bet, watch them fold, and scoop the pot? I know it's a dangerous tactic, but what the heck...
So maybe the "question" or "topic" here is not sets but "4-betting offense and defense." I don't want to just roll over every time someone puts a large portion of their stack in the middle. KGB's Dungeon is not reality, but those AI's will certainly 4-bet their share of marginal hands. If it was live 1/2 with no "Peek at End" feature, I would not even know who hit a set and who was playing with air.
It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!