Originally Posted by slycbnew
2/3psb on the turn doesn't give him odds to call - it's terrible for him to call w a fd there. I'm not following you.
The problem with playing a hand in such a way that you have about a half pot bet left on the river is this.
You end up in one of the following 2 situations.
1. You become a calling station. You figure that even when the card you were afraid of comes in, you still have to call because you are getting a great price on your bluff catchers.
2. You become super blufable. An obvious scar card comes in and you fold because you don't want to pay people off like in situation number 1. Now for a half pot bet people can make you fold very easily.
Neither situation is good. Both will make you exploitable.
Therefore you should never play a pot in a way that leaves you with less than a pot bet behind.
This means that the cost of bluffing
you goes up and because the money is more significant you can get away from a hand because you feel your opponent will bluff less because the cost is higher, and you are getting a less favourable price on calling his bluffs.
The way you are suggesting means that you dont get the opponents money in when he is drawing and you have no idea what to do when the scare card comes in.