Calling a bet when worse hands wouldn't have called my bet?
Over time I Have understood the concept of, will a better hand fold, or will a worse hand call when I bet. And sometimes when i'm in this situation, i'll check and then call, but doesn't that defeat the object in this logic? Am I understanding this right that I should just fold if my opponent bets?
Hero and Villian both limp from the blinds.
Hero holds 78
Flop comes 7K6
Turn comes T
Hero decides to check as he thinks no worse hand will call his pair of 7's and a better hand is unlikely to fold..
Is this a mistake? Would calling after you decided to check be a bad idea considering you thought no worse hands would call your bet anyway?