Originally Posted by Double-A
My point with the x-ray goggles comment was...
From your original example you hold AQ, pre-flop raise, and flop 852. How would you play AA with that flop? How about KK?? TT+???
If you bet that flop 70% of the time with AA and 70% of the time with AQ then how am I going to know which hand you have? Now, what if you always bet AA and always check AQ?
Betting when you have it and checking when you don't will get picked apart by your more observant opponents.
852. Okay, I absolutely see what you're saying. When I have KK, I will bang back with authority. It's just that when I have AA or KK, and someone CALLS the c-bet, I am likely to WIN. When I bluff a c-bet, if they DO call with that K8, I will LOSE. So I guess this question could be carried a step further. What do you do when someone 1) calls 2) reraises (obviously (to me) fold). Do you bet out again, bigger this time when a 3 or 9 comes on the turn? Or do you check and let your opponent think 1) you were bluffing
after all 2) you're waiting to trap him (this works sometimes, and they check).
My usual 'level of comfort' of to check fold when I miss. Cut my losses. Again, a K hits, maybe I go for it. 852, it's gotta be checked to me, the button, before I try to pull a fast one.