Originally Posted by lilnewtdog
Raise raise raise with gut shot and then they catch on the river. How do I keep from falling into this trap?
First you must establish if they are likely to gamble all their chips on a draw.
in most cases if someone is raising aggressively on a draw its never a good idea to re-raise...
without strength or wanting a flip...
Instead floating is a better option assess the action on the turn and river,
If you believe they are drawing and you float the second barrel with lets say top pair, it's dependent on the river card as too whether you call/check/fold/bet.
This is a prime example of why position is so important, when you hold position on villain you can dictate drawing hands by just floating... if someone overbets the flop or the turn... usually they are scared of the draw and have top pair or some kind of made hand,
They often shut down when weak on the river after they have been double floated,
It's unlikely for a player to triple barrel without strength knowing most likely you hold a strong hand by the river...
Always acknowledge the board and possible hands.. because some players will think and some players may put you on a draw or Ace high if your just floating and make that 3rd barrel bluff/semi bluff