Here's a few imaginary hands to think about from an image-conscious point of view. No right or wrong answers, I just want to see what you think is the "best" play for each of these scenarios. I'll post what I would do in the comments so you don't think I'm just fishing for reads on you guys :)
For each of these hands, hero and villain both have a specific image. This image is either 'tight aggressive' or 'loose aggressive.' Assume both players are decent, thinking players, and both are aware of the other player's image.
How should the hero respond if a) hero is tight and villain is loose, b) hero is loose and villain is tight, c) both players are tight, d) both players are loose?
1. Preflop Manuevering
Hero picks up TT on the button and opens for 4x the BB. Villain, in the big blind, re-raises to 12x. Hero...
2. Flop Raise
Hero is in middle position and raises to 4x with K♠Q♠. Villain calls from the button.
The flop is Q♣J♣6♥. Hero bets out 3/4 the pot, and villain raises 3 times the original bet. Hero...
3. Scary River
(This one might not be played optimally by Hero given his image, but stick with me)
Hero is again in middle position and raises to 4x with 8♠8♦. Villain calls from the button.
The flop comes K♣8♣9♦. Hero bets out 3/4 the pot, and villain calls.
The turn is a 2♠. Hero bets out half pot, villain calls.
The river is a Q♣. Hero...