I know playing passive is losing poker for the most part but here's a situation where I played passive for reasons. Opinions?
I raise from cutoff to 20 (2-5 game) with AhKh. Get 4 callers. Flop comes 10c 5h 8h. (Pot 87). Normally I bet this but for some reason I chked. Button bets 40 and a guy who is a pure fish who will stack off if he hits his flush calls. Folded to me. I just call.I know this is normally a raise but my thought was if I heart came I KNOW I was going to stack the fish. I put him on hearts. I therefore played this hand passively, not too sure that was the way to go though. Turn was a 6d. CHk Chk and button bets $50. I figure he has a 10. Me and the fish call. River was a Qd-brick for me. CHk chk chk. The Fish turns over Q7o for the win. The button had A10. I played this passively for 2 reasons. 1 was to try to stack the fish. No 2 was me and the new guy at the table were both deep and in the couple of hands he played he WILL NOT fold once he puts money into the pot so I was kindve protecting my stack, I’m not sure I had any fold equity If I chk raised flop and bet big on turn.