Originally Posted by sin2win
if theres no way u can win the hand it's always good to fire a big bullet and hope for a fold, i wouldnt suggest this with more than 1 person in the hand depending on position. it could be a very goood move or a very ugly 1
Multiple opponents this is a disaster. The more people in, the more likely one has the flush, and low-stakes online players will most likely not fold a flush, even if it's duece-high. I still think that in the original hand if Ben had fired a bullet that the opponent would have called unless he was playing like 100nl at LEAST. People seem to realize their hands are not good and not value bet them, but they have a really hard time folding what in their mind is a good hand. Two pair, despite the fact that there are 4 of one suit on the board, seems like a good hand to them. Similar logic with sets on 4 to a straight board. I've been paid off by a lot of those types of hands. I'm sitting on the nut straight hoping he has just the one over and he'll flip over a set. So for that reason I think in the heavy majority of cases, unless you know your opponent has the ability to lay down hands that although are good in general are not good on the board. Basically a good player is capable of laying down 2 pair on a flush board, and most people here should be able to do it without a thought (unless they think a bluff is a heavy possibility and are getting good enough odds
to look them up). But if the action looks like a flush, your set or 2-pair is no longer good. Most people just don't understand that though, so I would advise against bluffing at a board like this the heavy majority of the time.