Thanks guys, I've definitely learned a lot and am going to be adjusting my play.
Originally Posted by Reptar7
Hmm. First, are you using a HUD? How many hands do you have on the villain? Any reads? Did he instacall preflop? Did he instacall the cbet? If not instacall, how long did he think about it? What other hands have you seen him play?
If you really know nothing about the guy (like maybe you just paid the blind and have folded the rest of the hands and so has he and you never played him before) then I would just go raise PF, cbet flop, then check and give up. Once you know a little more about him you can maybe do more. I would make that pf raise 6 or 8 and the cbet pot. If you raise 6 pre and 6 again on the flop, a lot of 2nl people (at least the thinkers) will perceive that as weak or they will just be willing to gamble for 6 more cents. Maybe he has complete garbage or bottom pair or something and is just chasing knowing that you might be weak and give up or he might hit big. God only knows what these 2nl people think. You gotta be in there playing TAG tho, and just cause your betting doesn't make it aggressive, you should make it look good.
I don't remember if it was insta-call or not, but I don't rule someone out if they're not insta-calling (they may be multi-tabling or, like I do, I kind of wait on purpose before I press a button when I have a monster to make it seem like I'm chasing a draw). He was a pretty passive player, so I guess I should've seen something given that this guy barely raises pre-flop. I've only recently started using HUD though and am still in the learning process of which stats to use when on a player.