Originally Posted by Wolfpack43ACC
See I just don't get betting the pot when you have a big hand like AA on a flop of J 8 4 or something. By betting the pot you are banking your opponent has a hand, and aren't you trying to maximize your profit? Betting the pot in hopes of him having a hand isn't doing that IMO.
Thats the whole point to betting like that, if you were the initial raiser and bet the pot on a ragged board, your looking to take the pot right there, its not the best, but is an effective strategy especially if the players have missed the board completely and they have no PP, the initial raiser repped strength with his/her hand preflop,and now puts out a pot bet.
Now, most and sometimes all fold because they have nothing to call with.
If this same player does this 5 times an orbit and only gets contested twice, thats 3 times that he doesn't and sometimes with-in the 2 times that he is contested, he will win a huge pot because he will have the goods, but won't be respected for his bets because of his reckless play before and therefore will come out a winner.
He can then start his cycle from the beginning again because with his latest win, he has now become unpredictable again.
The only types of players I can see using this strategy are the types who can afford a huge downswing to their BR.