Originally Posted by thesoxwin
Soooo, Judging by all the responses, the checkdown is dead. It won't happen again...believe me.
As for talking about a checkdown AFTER he bet, I don't think it's cheating. There can't be a checkdown after someone bets. If I would've said before the flop "lets check it down" then there would've been a problem.
No, a checkdown is not dead. A checkdown is for 2 remaining chipped players to stand a better chance going to showdown against the all-in player. 'Hopefully' one of you comes out with a hand that can beat the all-in. Once one of the players hits a strong hand, checkdowns go buh-bye.
Checkdowns START because neither of you has a hand strong enough to bet the other out of the pot. Villain was smart enough to know he didn't want to raise the pot with p3's. If he figured his set could beat the all-in, why not value bet? Checkdowns only work when the whole purpose
of the checking down goes to showdown.
Reverse the shoes - if YOU hit a hand - a set, a straight, a flush - would YOU let the other player slide through the hand?
edit - hehe, DaFrench and I were typing the same thing at the same time. Were we checking down ???? lol