Originally Posted by BuildingBlocks
I understand everything you are saying, but there are a few things I feel I must not be conveying well if you think this is so straight forward.
I certainly don't think everyone is checking flush draws here, and I don't think giving free cards and thus guarantee we don't get stacks in when we are cold is bad. Basically, I believe pot controlling is fine when we are just inflating the pot oop, when betting into these hands, they still have correct odds to call.
start thinking in terms of odds on two streets rather than one...a flush draw is 33% to hit by the river but only half that on the turn....if you let the flush draw have it's 1/3 odds on the flop...then you can shut out the odds on the turn, and you have a guaranteed profit every single time the hand comes up
regardless of how u size ur bet, your flop sizing ended up being too high for your hand strength...get to showdown for correct price you win in poker and there is nothing else that is important -- how the bets go in doesn't matter
mods: delete what i just wrote i don't want the game to get too tough