Originally Posted by Weregoat
I limp with 3s4s, the flop comes AJT all hearts.
Bye hand. Unless I catch the perfect combination of two cards (3d3c or 4d4c) you could be up against a better hand anyway.
And then I check the flop, check the turn, get their, and now I end up putting more money into a pot where I'm only ahead of a hand that didn't flop a flush, a set, or a straight.
Easy enough to save the money now.
Some flops are just brutal for hands like that. Also, low PP, but I'd hold onto those for free for chances of making a set and hoping they evolve into a full house.
yea but checking instead of folding when possible should always be an option, should it not?
You know u r underdog so dont call any bets, hence no putting more money in the pot. And if, for example, the flop comes down 3hearts, and another one on river, someone will be betting 95% of the time anyway, so throw the hand away, it was free anyway, and if u do hit a set, then u still have the chance to bet against those players that are still checking when u KNOW they would bet if the were hearted in the pocket, for example. What I mean is, when u r checked to, folding is still an option even if u check. It sounds like u r saying "get out of harms way" but isnt that option always open?
Upon re-reading, you may have been responding to the post 2 above yours? In that case just ignore my senseless ramblings.......
Cents-less as well:-)