Around the 15:30 mark, Bart discusses a hand where he is debating what bet sizing to choose after the Villain checks to him and the Villain has about a half pot size bet left on the river.
He then defines X as a bet size where we will call a shove if our opponent shoves over our X bet size. If we choose a size less than X, we can fold to a check/raise. If we bet X or larger, we will always call a river check raise due to pot odds.
I find myself in these situations somewhat frequently at 100BB capped games.
As Bart suggests, betting smaller is a way to reduce the pot odds when you are raised and makes it easier to fold when raised. The flip side to that, which he acknowledged, is that he is losing value the times when his opponents just call and would've called a larger bet.
Does anyone have any math/logic/opinion to justify making a bet smaller than X and then folding to a check/raise or raise vs making a bet equal to or greater than X and calling the raise??
Bart said in the podcast that he had not really gotten an answer to this from the people he had asked.
If anyone wants to hear the full discussion before responding, it lasts about 5 minutes, from 15:30-20:30.