Originally Posted by pendijo
it is costumary to check down get that one player out,thats one less to suckout on you but if you have a monster bet medium so they dont fold but be prepared to go all in,and get beat. i usaully check it down it doesnt piss anyone off and they go after you every hand.???????
Where and when do people learn this? I am not picking on anyone in particular here, I just want to know. Can someone tell me, I have never read it anywhere but people seem to all know about it in the worse way, "check it down NO MATTER WHAT."
medeiros13, how many times have you had the best hand on the flop only to get rivered by the other guy on these "check it down"
spots. Yes, sometimes the all-in will beat me and then go on and do well. How many times do you let some river you because you "played nice"
and then finishes ahead of you when you normally would win that pot because you bet. I think the second is alot worse than the first. I want every chip at the table as fast as possible. If I hit a flop I will bet it out.
Poker is all about controlled aggression. I will bet into dry sidepots all the time to defend a hand that I think is the winner. I will never bluff into one becuase you are gaining nothing since you will have to play the other hand no matter what.
The only time I see this work is if it will increase my winnings subsantially, $50-100 or more. Then I will allow people to mod the all-in to try and bust.
Small time S&Gs I may
if it puts me in the money but after that forget about it, it is all about first. Here chips are more valuable because there are not as many to collect. Turbos I will never check it down, the blinds go up way to fast as it is.