For almost every database I’ve looked at the field calls too wide preflop, over-folds on the flop and then under-folds on turns and rivers. This is when defending, not as the IR. They wind up with condensed ranges on turns and rivers because of this. Its a bit more complicated when they are the IR. I’ll get into some more of this once we’ve at least completed this hand.
As to my comment on looking for exploits first, I know I butchered that explanation. Joe knows my background but you probably don’t. In an nutshell, I played live cash games for most of my entire poker life. I’ve only recently gone into tournaments (6 years) and online money games (~1.5yrs). I only picked up on GTO-based strategies in the past ~2 years. Therefore, my default position is exploitative and I only shift to GTO-based when facing the top 1% (or less) of all players in this game. Its good to think about as a base but for almost every opponent you meet, you lose value the more you worry about balancing.
So, I will think of my range as an exercise but unless I think my opponent is fairly advanced, I can move to hand v range and simplify the decision making process. In most cases, your opponent will not know whether he has the nut advantage or not. He’ll only know if he has the nuts or a draw to it. In essence, you will know his range and he will know his hand. Advantage you. I immediately try to break his range into hand-types and their strengths relative to the board. Vs really strong players, I can’t do this and have to rely on range v range interactions over certain board textures. Frankly, its rare that I find myself in those spots even at 10/20 online.
Back to the hand - @love2eattacos, can you be the AV guy for this one? Its easier to do this if we can see the results vs my typing them in without the visuals. We’re up to the flop and deciding if we are going to give the villain the typical raising range or if we are going to say he just calls with his entire continue range. I’m having fun, though I hope we can streamline this process on separate threads in the future. Maybe we can dissect 1 hand a week quickly and then get people to propose their preferred lines for each of them?