A lot of players are torn about what to do when they know an opponent is frequently betting the flop without a hand. Is it better to float, or to bluff-raise? I’ve written a strategy article on the subject, but in the 1K FTOPS tonight, I had the chance to do both in the same hand:
Hero (Button) (t9676)
Hero’s M: 107.51
Preflop: Hero is Button with J, 9
UTG bets t150, 2 folds, Hero calls t150, 2 folds
Flop: (t390) 2, 10, 4 (2 players)
UTG bets t210, Hero raises to t526, UTG raises to t1035, Hero calls t509
Turn: (t2460) 9 (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets t999, 1 fold
Total pot: t2460
Hero didn’t show J, 9.
Outcome: Hero won t2460
Villain was tight and extremely aggressive when involved in a hand. Nevertheless, I don’t think there’s a single value hand he 3-bets on this flop. I was betting any turn and expecting him to fold, but I don’t think that’s a reason to check a 9, as I don’t feel I can call a bet on most any river.