I think people are trying to plan on how they can make a big pot instead of getting the most information out of villain. Big pots are often unplanned, they just develop naturally, oftentimes when you least expect it. I don't advocate a big raise at all, you definitely want some action here with the best possible two pair. Hell, you can even make the minimum raise. If he folds then it isn't likely that we were going to win much if any more money on the turn. Think about it from villain's point of view. You know you are perceived as a really loose-action player, you are out of position with two undercards and a gutshot,your bet was called on the flop. How could villain honestly believe there is a chance of hero folding on the turn when he called on the flop?Maybe I'm in the minority, but I don't see how its very likely that he leads out with any kind of bet here. Most likely villain checks the turn, hero makes a relatively small bet. Villain likely folds here. This scenario is far more likely than some of you think. The rate of how much more you might win should he call your raise will also exceed how much you might lose if you smoothcall.
The point is that a lot of times, players like "villain" don't think clearly. That's why they're screwing around in a NL 100 game. They think that if they just keep pushing, they can make somebody back off no matter what. Also, a lot of times, they have no draw whatsoever. I've had about three times lately where somebody's bet on every street in a similar situation and had absolutely nothing; no pair and no draw.Smoothcalling isn't always the right play, but if you play any kind of a weak-tight game, it's the best way to get him to keep betting. Now if he knows that you'll come over the top of him with no pair sometimes, (i.e. if you've recently showed a bluff), then you can raise him here and try to get him to go for a reraise. However, under normal circumstances in a NL 100 game
, the best play here is to smooth-call and wait for a bet on the turn. If the player is truly as loose-aggressive as many that I've seen on PP, he'll bet that turn card about 90% of the time.And back on pmc, "Mike Caro told you don't make fancy plays"? Are you kidding me? That's your logic? That might be the dumbest thing I've heard yet. If I were to guess, I'd say you're completely misapplying what he said. He was probably talking about how at a live game that you're going to sit at for a few hours, you don't want to "scare the fish" and get them out of a happy, gambling mood. However, if you're playing a 3-handed game online where you might bust your opponent the next hand, that concern is completely irrelevant.