Originally Posted by Bill_Hollorian
Question: You decide he is betting the board, and the rest are calling the board.
Eh. How did we decide this? With KK, AK or KQ, he could easily be slowplaying it to induce a bluff. He's hoping for someone - anyone - to bet the flop, but no one does. He swears to himself that he may have given a free card to a straight, but then another 9 appears on the turn. Bless the heavens, he's invincible to any straight or flush - he can safely check again. Surely someone - anyone - will have a 9 and bet away? Dammit! Checked around again! Well, if no one is going to bet his hand for him, he's just going to have to do it himself. Small bet, to induce callers, as it's clear that no one has anything.
What's he raising with in UTG+1 that doesn't beat the board? QQ, JJ and TT are options, but checking with those on the flop would have been weak. Not unheard of, but weak. If he has AA, he's not going to split. AQ is the only real option that I see.
Behind to: AA, KK, AK, KQ, 9x (I don't see what hand he's raising with preflop that contains a 9, though).
Split with: Anything else. With any kind of realistic range of hands, that should be AQ and maybe AJs.
You're getting even money for this call (paying $150 to win $150). Are you 50% certain that you'll get this pot split?
I may have gotten away from the intention of this post, but looking through the scenario, it just screamed "slowplay" at me.