Originally Posted by bgomez89
I'm sorry, but you're wrong here. You shouldn't raise your value hands if you know he won't call you with worse(this may not apply all the time). What will happen is you'll get him to fold but you'll only will a small pot and when he calls, you're either crushed or he'll raise you and you're still crushed. Now, if you know you he will call you with worse THEN you should raise.
so when do u raise? when you have the nuts and you know you opponent has the second nuts? You know you are beeting your opponet with a PAIR (not the nuts) and you feel this is best to call him down? do u get "bad beats" alot?
ex. hc TT flop 42J opponet bets, you call. turn card Q. does not matter if your opponent hits Q or not are you still calling a large bet with TT confidently? I guess at this point your best option is to hope he checks and prey river is a blank...
same scenario you know this guy and you are 90% sure he did not hit jack and he has AK type hand. he bets you raise he folds, you win. no pressure easy victory let everyone else make tough decision for there chips. no suck outs and no guessing and most of all no calling someone down for your chip life.