This is a discussion on Check - Raise within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Ah, the old check raise. This is when you check and then raise when an opponent bets. It has the potential to get more money
Ah, the old check raise. This is when you check and then raise when an opponent bets. It has the potential to get more money in the pot, but has the disadvantage that your opponents may fold. Use sparingly.
Do not use in kitchen games if you want to keep your reputation intact
check raising is something i used to do alot-i think ppl tend to fold to strong check raises-i used to cr when i hit a set most ppl fold to a check raise -but now instead of cr a set i bet out to diguise my set -sometimes il bet sometimes il check raise it keeps the savy players guessing-and makes me less readable
Sometimes I just check-call to get more money in the pot so I can check-raise on the turn or river. I do that only when I know I have the best hand otherwise I do not give them opportunity for another card.
I like to check-raise when I wait for a bet from an aggressive opponent in position. And when I have something valuable but not too strong for farther playing: low pair or good draw, for example. If he calls I surrender and check-fold on turn. If folds, this will get him may be more calmly later.