Originally Posted by pantin007
ok first of all in the top left hand table about 1 minute 15 seconds into the first video
i dont understand the leading out after the check-call flop and betting so small as well
if u checked he probably would have bet again and then u could have come over the top
i think that would have been more effective
Well here was my logic.
Basically I can see him betting out with anything after I checked the flop, which is what I wanted, seeing as I flopped top pair with a fairly good kicker. The turn is where being OOP kills me. If I check he can check behind for a free card, which I definitely don't want to give, especially with the second diamond hitting, although I'm not particularly worried about the flush draw, my bigger problem is not getting money in when I have the best of it, especially because he could have a weak ace. I probably should have put in more if I bet mainly because then I have no idea what to do if he comes over the top. Did he think my small bet was an attempt to steal? Does he think "I have top pair, I can't lose"? But after the call I had him on a weak ace. So I value bet the river, knowing he wouldn't fold even A2 to that kind of bet, and it turns out actually he had second pair, but similar logic.
I guess the main reason I didn't check again was mainly I'm scared of calling down the entire way against AQ, 2 pair, or a set. But I realize that logic was off because if he bets the turn, I come over the top, I can then fold to a re-raise knowing fairly for certain that I'm beat. But when he has hands like he had (weak A or the K) he checks behind and I'm forced to bet being OOP and he calls, basically taking away the value from the turn bet.