I didn’t realize the bounty structure was so extreme.
Knowing that, I would have been even more likely to re-raise allin preflop.
Knowing that, betting 300 into an almost 11k pot makes even less sense.
Checking the turn was a bigger mistake.
I still don’t have a problem with just calling the min bet on the river.
So nothing really changes for me.
I don’t know the payout structure, but let’s say it’s a 1k buyin and a 50k staff bounty. Yes, that makes it correct to get in there with any 2 cards. But is it optimal play?
If there were other staff still in, other bounties to win, and the standard payouts for top finishers, I don’t think it is. Right or wrong, I would wait for a better spot than “any 2 cards.” Maybe a better spot would never come, but sorry, I’m still going to play poker, not bingo.
David Sklansky once said, "Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents’ cards, they gain; and every time you play your hand the same way you would have played it if you could see all their cards, they lose.”
Would you have entered the pot there, with any 2 cards, knowing you faced 2 aces? Again, it is probably correct to do so, but I don’t think it’s optimal from a long-term ROI perspective. I’m more than willing to talk about it. Hell, it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been totally wrong.
I wouldn’t. I might have called to see the flop with A9s. I might have done the same with pocket 9s. I’m assuming the other guy has 2 hearts or the last ace or some sort of KX type hand. Without knowing what he had, it’s hard to say what i would have done there.
I do know i wouldn’t have min raised preflop with A9s, and I would have shoved once the action got back to me. I also know I wouldn’t have min bet the flop or checked the turn. There are many ways to approach the game, I’m not saying my way is the only way, or even the best way. I can only offer my perspectives from my perspective.