I was in position. So, I can't ch/call. I can either ch back, bet/fold, or i guess bet/call (bet/get it in) are legal options as well. But, yeah, I guess the consensus is that I should be bet/folding. I just HATE the idea of villain check raising me here. I guess i felt like;
If my read is correct and this is a decent TAG he will fold a lot of his hands that I beat, although he may think my range should be pretty polarized and hero call with like AX. So I guess i was thinking villain prolly doesn't call with many second best hands, will raise me if I'm beat, and COULD even try a sicko raise if he thinks my range is polarized but SOMEHOW doesn't have a hand he can call with (That would be TERRIBLE) but I think over all I am missing value on the river by not merging much against decent players. A pro buddy of mine put it to me this way; he said that I need to start making thin v bets on the riv because bad players will call down light, good players will think i have a polarized range in these spots and call me w/ worse, and great players know that the trend among other good players is light value betting/bluff barelling scare cards so I will just get looked up A LOT more than i think. This dude has one Heartland title, a few WSOP
cashes, and over two million in online winnings pre- black friday, and he told me the biggest leak he sees in my game is that i'm still v betting the river like the circa 2006 TAG that I used to be.
Reading Raiser's Edge sort of confirmed a lot of what he was telling me.
I am actually suprised that this is not even debated (the check back in OP) and bet/fold seems to be the overwhelming consensus. I thought it was at least debatable; tells
me i'm prolly not v betting river nearly enough if THIS is not even close.
BTW, what if villain leads out big on the river? Say he bet pot sized on the river, do I call?
And, one more question. Does the flop bet seem right? Does anyone check back flop?