Originally Posted by kmixer
If I have the nuts in this situation I will usually put out small bets to encourage a side pot. Otherwise I will check it down and etiqette tells us that most peope should be doing this. If you push people out and then lose the hand it just makes you look weaker than you really are. But like people that go all in first hand in a tourney with any 2 (or 4) you will always run into people that don't know or care that this play is wrong
Don't we want to look weaker? Should that encourage us to do it then?
The +'s of betting are image, we win a side pot if there is one, we protect our hand, we can get value for our hand.
+'s of not betting. The all in oponent is more likely to go out. Though if our checking buddy doesn't have a strong hand he'll check and it won't make a difference.
Personally I don't give a shit about either of them. I want chips.
EDIT: I admit that if it's a stole cold bluff with no outs then it's stupid but people that don't wanna protect top pair are more stupid.