Originally Posted by Crippler450
If you have 2 5 and the flop is J Q K, and everyone had been aggressive, then on the turn an 8 comes, why not fold? YOu know you will NOT win the pot, so why waste time by including yourself in the hand when you can spend your time paying attention to another table.
I agree with this and you will see professional players get out of the way all the time, if the cards give them absolutely no realistic chance to take the pot.
Also, I confess to being caught in a few situations where the hand was completely limped around to the river, there was going to be a showdown, and I didn't want anyone to see the horrible cards I tried to play. The psychological advantages for displaying a terrible hand can be debated, as it may plant a seed in your opponent's mind for later. But sometimes you're just too freakin' embarrassed to turn em over. Mea culpa.