Originally Posted by SexyAceJoker
I liked all of bills post exept for the last part, when in doubt raise ? I would prefer , when in doubt check and call, if you opponent bluffs you, you will win money from his bluff , and if he does make a strong hand, you wont losse as much. And if your opponent was calling to prevent you from bluffing and he has decided his gonna fold if you bet, you dont gain anything by betting anyways. Also shelyn , could you tell us what the board looked like, in hold em 2 pair is usually very very strong, and ahard hand to read
Playing passively is how you lose hold'em. Two pair is a good hand, but it is not the sort of hand you want to let your opponents see additional cards for free with. There are times when you should check, but when in doubt raise.
Besides, if he did have a strong hand, why not raise him as opposed to having him raise you? If you make a raise and he re-raises you, you know he has a strong hand. But if you check and he raises you, it's going to be very unclear what you should do, unless he telegraphs with his bets. Maybe he has a strong hand, maybe he thinks you're showing weakness and he's trying to bluff you off the pot.