Originally Posted by datsmahname
I don't play stud at all... but I can't figure out why Angry John doesn't follow through and barrel 7th street after he decided to raise.
It seems like he's bluff raising the turn with a draw and then decided to give up because he had some kind of pair... but my hunch is that he already had that pair when he raised and that he bricked 7th so actually he never intended to follow through and was kind of free SD raising.
If he thinks he's ahead but also has a big draw, why not just call down? Does he think Bakes would raise 5th with a made hand that he's now immediately willing to fold when played back at? Even if bakes is that weak I think his board will often give him a draw that has to call. If so this semibluff needs to bet on 7th to get through.
Johnny thinks he's not ahead, free showdown/semi-bluffs raises, and once Bakes calls, he knows Bakes is not folding, and also knows what to valuebet.
The question he asked, "You didn't even have a pair???" is throwing your read on him off. It was meant to throw the read off for Bakes is well.