All in with the nuts?
The specific situation I'm referring to is when you have the nuts after the river and you are trying to decide how much you can extract from your opponent wihtout scaring him off.
In the past, I've thrown out a smallish 1/3 to 2/3 pot bet depending on the opponent...I get some calls and some folds, but it always made me wonder how much extra money I was missing out on when someone would snap call my bet.
So recently I've started pushing all-in in these situations. At first it was just an experiment, but I was amazed at how many calls I was getting...maybe 30-40% of the time.
My thought is that the all-in can actually be misleading to my opponent because it is an overbet for the situation. That is, my big bet tells
them I'm weak and want to take the pot down without a showdown...so they call me down with a marginal hand thinking I'm on a bluff.
I'm playing micros on PS ($5 and $10 max no limit) where you tend to get alot of loose calls anyway. My table image is tightish (vp$ip about 18%) but at these limits I think table image is overlooked by alot of players.
Should I stick with this strategy or is it costing me in the long run? Will this strategy hold up as I move to higher limits?