re: Poker & Dry Pot?
As usual, it depends. 3 Olives gave a pretty good account of when he would check it down. I'll just add that there is a big difference between being on the bubble and being in the early stages of a mtt tournament: the elimination of a player in the latter isn't of as much concern/priority as it is in the former. In something like a sng, you probably should be looking to eliminate the player.
Also, it makes very little sense to bluff
into a dry side pot. If you have a hand that needs to be protected, fine, bet and protect your hand. But bluffing
in this situation is really pretty terrible.