re: Poker & the check raise from aggressive guys
Without stats on villain and a hand history it's hard to give the best answer but you have a single pair, there is an overcard on the board and you have position on a villain you describe as 'aggressive'.
Two things come to mind:
- small hands, small pots
- the biggest advantage of position is the ability to control the pot.
I'm checking behind and reevaluating on the turn. If the turn is an Ace or another K I'm folding to aggression but otherwise lots of Ax flush draws here. Ideally I think we want to see a J or T (or Queen!) on the turn. If we hit our 2 outer on the turn I'm shoving over any bet. If the turn is a total brick and he fires again I'm probably check/folding here. If the turn is a J or T and the river is a brick I'm calling anything up to pot sized bet as there are lots of busted draws we beat.