Originally Posted by Leroy2DaBeroy
Flop is a must bet so we don't find ourselves in this kind of situation on the turn (if we'd checked back the flop) where he can potentially bluff us off the best hand. We're never checking back a Jack here (imo) so we're easy to read.
Edit: Sure, he can bluff raise us on the flop, but that's going to be costly if he's wrong and I'm generally going to play that as if it's the goods.
i agree with unknown.
Defo not a must bet although i would c bet sometimes. depends on the villains. you're leaving urself open to get bluffed rasied. If i was 1 of the villains i would often check raise a lot if i thought hero was solid.
heros rarely getting value on later streets versus hands he beats and is beat a decent % of the time when called on the flop. checking disguising heros hand more and will get more value from turn/river bluffs and top pair or backdoor worse flushes.