CaneBrain, on Thursday, November 9th, 2006, 9:46 PM, said:
My rationale was I only get called by a split and raised by 6-9. I dont think he calls with anything else because he didnt seem like a moron. So I just called his defensive river bet.It is easy to say you have the 2nd nuts raise. The problem is I dont think I get called by the 3rd nuts. Just by someone else with a 6 or I got screwed and he has 6-9.That was my thinking maybe I just played it too tight.
The majority of players don't play a flopped straight by leading out when the SB checks to them. If they play TAG, why would they bet the flop with the current nuts with no flush draw on the flop? It's very hard to narrow their hand down to only one, but they way they played they could of had 2 pair, any six, pair and flush draw that made two pair on the river, or what they had, a set of 4's.Also, this would be a hand where I think you can get called by a weaker hand depening on the player. If they are TAG and can't fold a set or two pair in this situation, you lose a lot of $ in the long run. It's an unlucky cooler if they have 6-9, but as I said, extreamly unlikey play from a TAG to lead with a straight. Would be more possible if this was against LAG.