Originally Posted by stokedog4
I don't mind the way you played it. Only thing I'd done was make raise on flop slightly bigger, and bit bigger on the flop.
I really like your question to him... and your reasoning for calling.
My question for you is...
What would you have done if villain
1. doesn't respond at all???
2. says, "I'll show if you show?"
3. "I don't want you to fold."
4. says "Only way you'll see these two cards, is if you call you bleeping bleepidee bleep..."
4th one is kinda a joke...
To answer your questions:
2. Probably fold but face down, he's given me enough intel.
4. ? lol
As to my original expected responses of "Yes", "No", and "Silence":
Silence= Most likely fold.
From my experience I've found that players that are willing to show, very.... very rarely have a weak hand (unless you play "9 high like a boss"). My table image is extremely calm. They gain nothing by attempting to tilt me. With that said, showing a monster hand in that spot better serves their table image. We are playing 9 handed, and this particular person has only been at the table for about 30 minutes (not sure if I mentioned that earlier). There is no reason for him to expose himself as capable of bluffing
or making big moves on people this early.
Conversely, I have found that people who are not willing to show, typically have a bluff, or a bluff catcher. Maybe a middle pair or top pair with a weak kicker.
People that are silent, are the ones I worry about. They are the ones I tend to study much deeper, and I feel like in this situation with only 30 min. at the table, it's an ok spot for me to let it go against someone who has completely clammed up and is just busy staring down at his chips. Way too early to tell whether that is strength, fear, or simply their "go-to" posture in an all-in situation.