Originally Posted by Marco Trevix
Vs a loose stud8 player and given your board, I'd bet the 4th and check-raise the 5th a fair amount of time.
Is it a too aggressive move? :-)
Well we're in position so we can't c/r, but the problem with check-raising in stud8 when not doing it functionally to squeeze a third man or for value is that it looks curious and opponents have too many ways to talk themselves into seeing why you did it, whether showing down a weak low thinking you made garfunkle two-pair or trips or a weak hi thinking you made a low and are trying to move them off it.
Pretending we could do it, a c/r in this spot looks pretty fishy and would not get enough respect to pay for itself. Without an Ace on board, if the boards were such that you could more easily gain position on the next card I think it's more viable subject to the same worry about people talking themselves into things.