Originally Posted by Feel
if you bet 7th and get 3bet consider just flat calling as you can save a bet if the opponent got there with their draw.
Against a villain who is obviously on a draw, why bet 7th at all? When villain misses, if you bet, villain folds, so betting was pointless. But if you check, villain might bluff and you win an extra bet. When villain hits her draw, you bet then get raised, so you lose 2 bets instead of one. Betting is really bad in that spot most of the time. There are some exceptions; if you had say 2
showing on fourth, then caught non-diamond cards and villain might put you on a missed draw, then betting seventh might make sense for value since someone might call with a pair of 9s or something. But if you started with 2
on fourth, there's no non-value hand you can be betting on seventh if you played fast the whole way. Up against a 2-pair kind of hand it's a different story since then we have a clear value bet on the end.
As for OP's original question, in the Sklansky/Zee Advanced Stud book, they recommend playing low rolled trips fast. That advice is, however, intended for games against good players. I weigh a few considerations before deciding whether to play fast or slow. I definitely don't want to win the pot early, so if everyone will fold, I won't play fast. And if players will put me on 222 or 2AA if I play fast, that's another reason to wait until fifth to speed up, when the bets get big and people get tied onto their hands. If I'm playing with a bunch of drunk apes who will just call or raise no matter what they have or what I appear to have, I guess I'd just try to get every bet in the pot I can though.