re: Poker & Is this guy a great player or... an idiot?
Originally Posted by Arjonius
...this doesn't seem like that unusual a play. Not genius by any means or idiotic.
Without knowing specifics, we can also say the following:
Basically, we don't make a pair on the flop very much...everyone knows that. So, with a medium strength made hand, you should call, which villain does. He doesn't fold because he beats the majority of your range, and he doesn't raise because you'll only call with better, and he'd have to fold to a re-raise.
When you check the turn, you basically say you don't have a piece of the board, and so he bet, for value.