Here's my 2 cents:
Example of how this play usually plays out (in a perfect world):
You raise from hijack with AQsuited
Board hits (Qs 7d 4c)
Big Blind Checks
You lead out with 75% pot size bet
UTG Flat Calls
WHOA! Here is your siren and blazing neon lights.
Think about the range that your opponent would limp in from early position and then call with. Almost always a small to medium pocket pair or hidden aces. The check and smooth call on the flop is very sneaky
. If he was holding 74, he would probably raise. If he was holding AQ, then he would probably raise. If he is holding set of 7's or 4's, he would probably smooth call. Why not? You were the raiser, so he's gonna let you have all the rope.
If this happens to me, I will usually make a small (1/5th pot) bet to control the pot, just in case he is holding silly KQ or 56. If he smooth calls again, then I don't see any value in betting River. If he missed the draw, he folds. If he hit something and you bet for him on the river, expect the reraise. Another scenario is that he bets out on the river, in which case he probably has you beat too. At that point, you have to use your reads and calculate pot odds
Can I get an analysis of my analysis?