Do not read any further if you do not want poker content. I must appease the masses every once in a while.
First I would like to make a comment on playing morons. You know what I am talking about. The person who plays any two cards, seeing 85% of the flops, and calling your huge bets to the river with third pair. I have noticed a tendency in people to play back huge against these types of players. So a normally sane person who would never commit their entire stack with TPSK suddenly will push on a flush board with TPSK. As the moron stacks their chips in glee the good player grumbles about how bad the sucky player is. I think we all have the tendency to play down to these types of people. In a way you need to. However make sure you do it in moderation. Wait for the huge hand to kill them. Do not call the pre-flop all in bet they make with sevens and wonder what happened. If you wait them out you will destroy them. You probably need to be willing to call off a little more of your stack on weaker hands but do not go too far. Just something I was mulling around in my head after I considered calling a big river bet by a fish with a pair on the board. Of course she had rivered her trips. I did fold.
Secondly I want to put a hand out that I am sure will get alot of comments. I am to the right of a solid player. A real "I only raise with class A hands" kind of fellow. So he raises a buck and I call to see if I can trap him with my 53c. The flop gives me an OESD and a Flush draw. For those of you with Smokkee disease that means that technically I am ahead. I can expect to win this hand 56% of the time. I will lose it 46% of the time. So he bets out I raise inducing a push from him. I actually wanted to have him push and I probably should have just pushed myself. The reasoning here is that if I turn my flush I am getting no more money out of him. So if I want the odds to remain in my favor all the money has to go in here. So here is the question and think about it before you answer. You put your whole stack in the middle with a draw that is going to win 56% of the time against the hands you can put him on. He actually had KK. Is this actually a good play? Would you prefer to wait for a better hand where you can be 60-70-80% favorite or is the fact that you will win over time enough for you? So you decide: Do you wait or do you push? What kind of player are you? How opposed are you to either choice and why?