Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
Example (100bb effective stacks)
Hero is BTN with AhKs and opens for 3bbs
Villain is bb and calls
Pot (7.5 bbs)
Flop is Ad 7h 3c
Hero should seriously consider checking behind a lot in this situation.
Why? Because the villain's range is weak (because he was bb) and he likely folds everything we beat.
i agree that you can check here, especially dependent on how often BB defends, but saying if we bet "he likely folds everything we beat." huh? he clearly calls with any A, almost certainly calls with a 7, pps he flatted, etc. all we did was raise the button and c-bet a dry flop, they'll feel like any pair is good in this spot more often than it's not