Originally Posted by royalburrito24
The only problem I have with that play is that it rarely works. What type of hand do you think your opponents put you on? It is hard for them to put you on an ace here, maybe AJ or A10, but most likely they put you on exactly what you have, air. Discontinue this hand as soon as you see any type of resistance.
I normally just check behind here to try and spike a six. If someone is slow playing AK or have a scared KK-JJ, you are not going to be able to get them to fold out with a bet. I just check behind here and hope the turn brings me some luck. If checked to again on the turn and no 6 shows up, I would be tempted to bet at it, but it would all be read dependent.
Also, I feel like the pot is not large enough to bluff at, but then again, picking up those small uncontested pots really do help.
You make good points.
I had only played 50 hands at this table, but both opponents had decently TAG:ish stats. I was representing the ace, of course, and I don't think it's really that far-fetched to think I could have it. I call with a lot of hands on the button, and hands like AJs+ and AQo are definitely in my range.
What I believe might make this bluff work, though (and I fully appreciate that it might not be enough, so please keep arguing with me) is that CO might be on a steal with a weaker-than-normal hand. Furthermore, it's really
difficult for the small blind to continue with a hand weaker than top-pair here given that he's not closing the action. At its core, this is a little bit like doing a squeeze play on the small blind. I'm definitely in trouble versus the cut-off if he calls, though.