This is a discussion on Which type play do you prefer and why? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; Low stakes cash game. You've got good pockets. Do you try to play for a showdown for a possible big pot or try to push
I've heard several points of view on this topic.
Why do we bet?
1. To build the pot in case we win it
2. Deny our opponents equity
So the answer is both. Many variables play into proper bet sizing, the biggest being our opponents playing type.