Whats my play here? Should I block bet here, or should I check / call allowing missed flush draws to try and take it away. Or should I just check / fold thinking he has a 3 or a better 8 that won't go anywhere or overpair?
I am quite new at 6-max and would like to respond to these before I read any other responses. So if any of my advice is horrible I would like criticism.
Hand 1 I would check the turn here. Your hand is not that big, and you don't want to play a big pot. If villain bets close to pot, I would fold the turn. As played I think that you have to check and fold the river.
Hand 2 I think this depends on reads on villain. He could be doing this with the A or any high pocket pair with a . I don't mind calling the all-in as long as villain is loose.
Hand 3 I hate facing turn mini-raises like this. I think that the same principle as hand 1 applies. Your hand is quite weak and maybe check-call turn would be good. When faced with this situation I often 'know' that I should fold the turn, but can't make myself respect the miniraise. Baluga's Theorum probably applies here in that TP facing a raise on the turn is probably no good.
You have to fold to this river bet, and I don't think that you should block bet.
after this session I decided to call it a day, I think I was tilting a bit. Took back to back set vs flush draw beats etc. So yeah, looking at these hands looks like tilt.
hand 1: villain was a call station hand 2: yeah, was a pretty random overbet. should I just bet pot and then consider folding to an all in? hand 3: I hate folding to minraises, the thought of giving them any respect pisses me off
Hand 1: Whats with the overbet on the flop? I'd make it a PSB. Your hand isn't that great, you say villain is a calling station, what types of hands is he calling with? If you think he's got big cards and willing to go to the river with them, fire out a bet. If you bet the turn and he calls, the river is a c/f I think.
Hand 2: Raise more pf, I'd make it 1.75-2. As played, I'd lead the flop with your standard size c-bet. If he comes over the top, it's read dependent as to call/fold. The way you played it, I think you have to call his ai, although Im not sure I follow your logic of wanting people to think you have a big club
Hand 3: I'd fold after the minraise on the turn, definately on the river, you're not beating much