re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: Bluffing by representing trips after opponent shows weakness
How does betting the turn make any sense at all? I was the preflop raiser and I checked the flop. Do you think if I had a hand like QK, AK, KK or 88, I'm going to check-call the flop then lead out on the turn? No. I'm either going to represent a slow played strong hand by checking the turn and going for that last bit of desperate value on the river, or I'm going to bet 3 streets, and I feel that betting 3 streets, or even check-raising the flop, looks way more bluffy than check-calling the flop.
When the preflop raiser (hero) check-calls the flop on a KK8 board, that is a sign of strength. Why would the PFR ever check-call the flop with AQ? He's either going to check-fold the flop, or more likely, he's going to Cbet the flop and then give up. It's the strong hands (trips or better) that will be check-calling the flop, checking the turn, then going for that desperate value bet on the river, which is exactly the thing I was trying to represent here.