An example of probe betting & betting more if you're going to bluff:
Hero is at seat 0 with $2.36.
montahg is at seat 8 with $2.26.
qqqqall posts the small blind of $.01.
montahg posts the big blind of $.02.
1 limper calls
Hero raises to $.09.
6 folds on this street
): (Pot = $0.18)
montahg bets $.05. Hero raises to $.14. montahg
folds. Hero is returned $.09 (uncalled).
$.03 is raked from a pot of $.31.
Hero wins $.28.
Probe bets at this limit often mean weakness. And better players will pounce on that. Here I was going to c-bet anyways, so I went ahead and pumped his microbet up to a full one. The key is that this player's stack is deep enough to fold, and he's one of the bigger stacked thinking players. I also have outs to over cards, and I'm ahead of any non-paired flush draw. In hindsight, my raise probably should have been bigger, but at this limit I doubt they realize that they're priced in with most holdings. His tiny bet looked a lot like 88 or 99, possibly JT or something that didn't want to quit.