Continuing on from part 3 and my raise has taken control of the pot and put me into a great position to take it down post flop. What they are thinking is that if they call and flop something big that they can end up taking my entire stack by sucking me in……never going to happen baby!
Let them think that because the mathematics of the situation dictate that they will miss this flop. So their 5-5 will end up NOT making trips and their 8-7 suited won’t make a draw so they just let it go. Because I have shown aggression pre-flop, players without a hand are less likely to want to mess with me post flop because of how much it could potentially cost them.
If they flop a monster, they will get one half to two thirds pot size bet out of me maybe two but that is it. There is just no way that I am going to go for my entire stack on a silly bluff but they don’t know that.
The real coup de grace with this type of “against the crowd” play is that let’s say my raise with a 5-4 suited gets called by a guy with AQ. Do you know that my hand of 5-4 suited is only a 7-5 dog. On good days the flop comes A-J-3, my opponent checks and I bet and he calls hoping that I bet again so that he can suck me in. The turn card is a 2 giving me a very nasty concealed straight. He checks and I check it back to feign fear. River card is a Q which seals his death warrant and the rest as they say is history.