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If he doesn't have it and he doesn't fold, he's a crappy player and you will get plenty of money off him when you have the obvious best hand

Since he didn't fold, how can you tell he doesn't have the A?


That's really my question, I guess. I had missed a bunch of bets from this guy in previous hands giving him too much respect. He consistently bet/raised any Ace, any pair on the board, and any 3 flush...every single time whether he had anything or not.

I bet the turn figuring if he raised, I would fold.

If I checked the turn behind him, he definitely would have bet the river, and I probably would have called.

By betting the turn I felt like I was risking the same number of bets as checking, but there was a slight possibility my opponent would fold.

When he called the turn, I checked behind on the river for the reasons you gave.

It turns out he had J3o and is just that bad of a player. I was right, but I got to wondering if I was right because my read was good or if I was lucky it turned out my read was right.

So my real question, and you may have answered it, is how do you handle it when you isolate against a player who will play this way? Do you shut down against a scary board and just check call, or do you play more aggressively because of your read?


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