The Big Payoff
We've all been there. Ring game, you raise preflop and hit TPTK. You bet each card, and your opponent flat calls. Then, on the river he makes a huge bet. (greater than pot)
Barring any reads, is this always an easy fold?
On the other side of the coin, you're sitting there with the nuts, and your opponent is betting into you. At the end, do you fire off a reasonable bet that will almost surely get called, or do you go for the big payoff and bet his stack?
I usually go for the smaller bet that will probably get called, but I have seen a lot of crazy bets being called on the river, so I think I might be missing out on some big pots.