Correct way to bet a drawing hand?
Hi, Im very much a beginner at poker, but have now read some books and am starting to do ok in the local leagues. I am a bit confused about how to play a drawing hand if I am the first to bet against a single opponent.
For example lets say I ace x of hearts with two more hearts on the flop and Im sure the nut flush will win the hand. Am I better to:
1. check in the hope of seeing the next card for free
2. bet up to third of the pot, knowing that if my opponent calls, I have pot odds
of 4:1 to make my hand on the next card. Of course if he folds all the better
3. bet more than a third of the pot in the hope of making him fold but having a reasonable chance of making a hand.
4. mix up the above strategies
For the sake of argument lets assume I know nothing about my opponent.
many thanks in advance