Good Comments Lately
For every idiot who bets out $1 because he has an underpair and is afraid of the ace, there is another idiot who bets out with $1 because he hit a set of aces or kings and doesn't want anyone to fold. Wes' hand was different than yours in that he made a play with rags when they actually hit.Is not the essence of poker using some aggression to either see where you are or to take down small pots from the weak, I.E. Your Prey? If I take a shot at a pot by raising a very small amount of what I have and set in my head that this is what I am willing to invest in this hand based on my read and the player then why would I just passively fold? I think classic Doyle is to risk a little bit to take alot of small pots and ramp up your stack so you are ready for that one big shot. I may be interpreting things incorrectly but if my table is willing to passively give me 5-10 bucks every few pots just because I ask nicely then I am going to take them up on that offer.
In that situation it was very different from flopping two pair and alot different from the last 23o I posted. It was a specific situation where I had position and felt like a bet would take down the pot so I took a few bucks, said "This is what I am willing to lose in this hand" and took my shot. It worked out great. The other thing I like about my hand is that it has outs. If he calls my raise chances are he is going to check with a monster hand in order to induce another bluff bet or check with his Kx (Which I put him on) with the intention of calling my bet. So I get two shots at my five for the straight and do not have to invest anything else. I have a very easy fold at the river. It is a win-win situation in my opinion.