re: Poker & $50 NLHE 6-max: Triple or give up?
Well, I think in a squeezed position on the flop I typically advocate not betting the flop very large. So $4 or less is plenty to achieve what we want (I'd probably bet $3.5). People who said to bet the turn larger would be correct. But with the current sizing, he obviously can't do that or he won't have enough for the busted river.
I think the biggest thing about the hand is how often you can get a fishy player to fold out his mediocre hands after 3 barreling. Without better info I wouldn't typically advocate it because they are fairly oblivious to the situations they get in. They just think I have X hand, it's pretty good and my opponent could be bluffing so I'll call.
Secondarily when you're in a spot that you're repping the nuts or betting into the nuts (or near it), meaning repping a draw that came in, you need to make sure you're setting your sizing up correctly. This was off from the start, and against a fishy player, you can typically size much better than this on the flop and turn and get away with it. For example, $4 on flop, and $10 on the turn so you can get closer to a pot sized bet on the river.
In this case the opponent had A8o, which is probably the nuts to a fishy player in this spot.
Good analysis guys.