Originally Posted by frodobaggins
So you're saying that I should bluff. bet, or further invest in the hand... but my hand won't stand up to anything like AK or KQ. What usually happens for me is that as the hand progresses, and if cards keep coming weak, I chicken out of the pot even though I'm sure there's nothing on the table that will help anyone. I'm just losing more money if someone calls my bluff with a stronger hand.
Consider folding hands like KT or J9 suited in early-middle position, especially confronted with a raise. A common mistake I make is trying to limp those hands and then getting sucked into playing them for a raise. 90% of the time I have to fold on the flop, so why did I limp in the first place. This is a common leak among us weak-tight players who are trying to make the transition to TAG.
Also, when you open on the flop, and you don't know what to do, it's better to lead than check in these situations. And make sure you lead the same when you have a hand as when you don't. This will often require a second barrel on the turn... but I get a lot of folds that way and those second barrel situations are the ones where you actually win a decent size pot...