Originally Posted by edik2202
in such cases, I put the 4 bet. and then look at the response
Well, do you mean 4 times the blind? If he's the first one to act he certainly can't 4 bet. A 4 bet means to be the 3rd person to reraise.
But, here's my take on the question. I would first make sure it's top set before you get into a major pot battle, but bet no less than 2/3 the pot if it's a decent size, and no more than a full pot bet. It's way better to win that smaller pot then to make a small 1/2 pot bet and make it cheap for them to suck out on you. If you think they're on a draw, and they call and come up blank on the turn then fire a bigger bullet! But even I have had a top set on the flop with AA, bet about 1/2 pot that time, and some idiot reshoves with a 10 7 high flush draw and gets lucky, so you always have to be careful. You can't win against people with no respect for the game. They turn their garbage into gold all the time.