Originally Posted by PooffyFooffy
lol pretty sad I have been playing for 6 yrs and have to ask this but, if you flat call a bet/raise, then you should check? even if you hit good?
When OOP against an IP aggressor, then yes that's the general expectation. If you make a habit of donking when you hit, you're going to be exploited pretty quickly and lose a lot of value on your made hands. When you hit big against an aggressor, they will often do your betting for you if you check to them, where if you donk into them you might scare them off. However like everything else in poker, it just depends on the situation and who you're up against. There are no absolutes.
What I see a lot of bad players doing is min-bet donking, I guess to try and slow down the aggressor hoping he'll just call so they can draw cheaply. I usually raise them here to something close to pot and it almost always shuts them down.