Playing in the Full Tilt Record Breaker Sunday, the blinds were 100/200, and I had K-Q in the big blind. One player limped to me and I raised to 700. I hadn't been at the table long, but he had a big stack. When players have a big stack, it usually means they have been aggressive (and probably lucky). He called.
I made a CB on the flop and he called again. I checked the turn and he checked behind. Finally, I hit my card on the river. What would you do? I checked again. If I had him beat, he will likely fire at the pot because I've checked twice indicating I've given up on the hand. If I really am behind, I save money. Remember: The villain is a player whom I've pegged as aggressive.
Sure enough, he bet out for 2000. I called (no need to raise as I'm either way ahead or way behind).
Full Tilt Poker, NL Hold'em Tournament, 100/200 Blinds, 9 Players
LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter
Hero (BB): 8,497
Pre-Flop: (300) K Q dealt to Hero (BB)
3 folds, MP1 calls 200, 4 folds, Hero raises to 700, MP1 calls 500
Flop: (1,500) 6 8 7 (2 Players)
Hero bets 1,500, MP1 calls 1,500
Turn: (4,500) 8 (2 Players)
Hero checks, MP1 checks
River: (4,500) Q (2 Players)
Hero checks, MP1 bets 2,000, Hero calls 2,000
Results: 8,500 Pot
Hero showed K Q (two pair, Queens and Eights) and WON 8,500 (+4,300 NET)
MP1 showed 9 A (a pair of Eights) and LOST (-4,200 NET)