Originally Posted by cscogl1
I go in half my stack ($100) of ($200) to push off in case anyone might be willing to gamble with the ace of spades (and to also kill the hand right there and take the pot)-
I'd bet less on the flop. No need to overbet at all. When you have the 2nd nuts you do not want to be pushing people away from the pot. If I bet $60 and someone calls with the ace of spade draw I'm delighted.
They have 7outs to hit a spade which is around 6 to 1 to happen.
To make that $60 back they need to win $360.
There is $145 in the pot.
Even if they stack us every single time they hit for an extra $140 they still only make $280.
Everytime an draw calls us for $60 we make at least $80 profit in the long run!