Originally Posted by jbruels
Would a better line just been to check back the turn?
The line you take here is highly dependent on the player who calls the flop bet.
If he is the kind of player who takes a card off on the flop with something like J
, then the line should be bet/bet/check.
If he is the kind that will go to showdown with a pair of Kings or any other pocket pair, then the line should be bet/check/hope for a free showdown.
Your line would be my default in a live 4/8 game since there are so many players who fit both categories. Whatever he showed down, file it away for next time since this situation comes up so often.