This is a discussion on Most Transparent Play? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; What's the most transparent/see-through/obvious play that you typically see at the tables?
I'll start. I hope that lots of you join in.
I make std opening bet
if you only play good hands, then opponents can exploit you, and especially to go under you with garbage. If you show tight face then be prepared that the more aggressive player has come under you in order to catch the bottom Board, just...
People checking their hole cards for a diamond in the scenario you gave.
They will often look at their cards as soon as they recognize the flop. If they don't look, and shove, they have a flush most times. I don't know if I would be potting this flop with aces here dude..... what can they have that we beat, if we get action? We have the Ad....
Edit: I don't know if this is online or live. However, you make it hard for him to not have a flush, as played. You pot it. People are probably only going to continue if they have you beat.