Originally Posted by CistaCista
Another situation where I should probably play more agressive is when the best hand sort of "falls into your lap"
Let's say you have K9 on BB and you check in. Then flops come e.g. K-5-4.
Should you bet straight away with your top pair with bad kicker?
I tend to check and see what the opposition does, and even check again on the turn.
What is the correct play?
Not very much information here. To start with it depends on how many are in the pot, whether the board is rainbow or not and if SB completed or if anyone has limped prior..so hard to give an answer really.
Obviously though, it's not been raised so you can most definitely say your hand is the best, even your kicker most likely beats anyone elses kicker if they hold a king. I think most will be raising late position/cut off K,10+
I don't like "check" very often to be honest, I like leading with most thinking "Someone isn't betting straight out with top pair here" and will quite often float.
I'm unsure of why checking the flop and even the TURN is good play? Your just giving everyone a chance to hit something better. What if you are bet at? You just flatting down to the river? What if then an Ace for example hits or a flush drawy board comes along, check/fold?