re: Poker & $5 NLHE Full Ring: Could you get away from this?
It dosent matter if he is bluffing
here. Players do not bluff enough for you to be able to profitably pick of their bluffs.
Unless this guy is hyper then that raise is him protecting his hand against a flush.
Preflop is fine, the flop bet is a little high, aim for half pot.
He is either playing Ax a PP or something like KQ or possibly a sc.
THe sc folds out unless it hits, in which case it calls.
The 2 pair usually calls the flop bet but may rereaise.
The pp will only gives you action if it hits a set.
There is a possible straight draw on too.
The point is, even though you hold a good hand thats likely best, you need to pitch your bets at the type of hands your opponent may likely has.
Bet too big and you fold out the middling PP and the missed overcards (which you beat) leaving only the 2 pair or sets which beat you.
This is a board that you want to bet, but that you also want weaker hands to call with.
The argument is there to bet bigger preflop because people love to setmine so your plan would be to bet a little bigger preflop, bet half pot on the flop and then to check a street for pot control and either bet samll or check to induce (depending on the board).
But against a standard opponent, this is a value bet significantly more often than its a TPTK bet or a bluff.