Check the river with medium strength hands, especially if you have position.
Originally Posted by ChuckTs
By the river I almost checked behind him (i thought maybe he was slowplaying) but decided that #1) he was too good a player to try a river check raise, aswell as the fact that i put him on the flush draw on the flop and decided to stick with my gut
Why do you consider that a "good" player wouldnīt attempt a river check-raise with a great hand? Imagine that he had you beat. In that situation his check raise would have been better than just betting on the river, because in that scenario he would have won your $50 bet plus some more money from a possible call.
Iīm not saying that check-raising is better than betting, but in my opinion itīs a very valid option depending on the style of your opponent. If heīs passive then you must bet, but if heīs aggressive then you must consider check-raising to induce a bluff or a bet with a worse hand than yours.
BTW if you thought that he had a busted draw, then why not just check on the river? You would have won anyway. You didnīt lose those $50 but you risked it unnecessarily.