Originally Posted by ChuckTs
What is your general table image? I will pretty much check-fold this flop unless I'm seen as an extremely tight player...even then I just don't think it's a smart idea...
players who know me (usually 1 or 2 on the table) know that at this stack level, I'm a TAG - I only play pairs or top 10 hands PF. The guys who don't know me can get different reads, as its fairly rare that my hands go to showdown without an all-in somewhere. I'm always aggressive, but the whole tight/loose bit changes depending on my stack in relation to the table.
I guess the question is whether, over many repititions, I'm making a profit by betting (which implies that I think my opponent has made less than TopPairTopKicker or 2 pair), or letting the hand go (which assume my opponent has TPTK or better, or that he thinks I'm bluffing). I'm fairly certain he has a pair, but not which one. MY PF raise was my standard one for any middle/high PP or AK/AQ, so I don't think my opponent has enough information to believe I didn't hit the flop.
It's not so much a C-bet as a bluff - like I said, I'm fairly certain I don't have the best hand, but on the other hand, I can represent the best hand without too much difficulty.