Bart in the past stated sometimes you should chk back top pr if you have a good draw on the turn so you dont get bet off your draw.
So I played live 2-5 and this hand happened:
2-5 Game and I have 250 OTB. Limped to me. I raise to 20 w Kh10h otb. 4 callers - $100 in the pot. Flop is KdJc8h. Chked t0 me. I bet 50 into 100. BB calls. Everyone else folds. Turn is 2h. Chked to me. I chk. River is Ac. BB leads for 50 into 200. I’m getting 5 -1 so I call and hes a young guy who looks like a bluffer. Main thing is my check on the turn. My reasons are as follows. I only have $150 left with $200 in the pot. I’m probably only getting called by better with hands like AK, KQ, and KJ since I’d be all in on the turn PLS if he chk raises me I pretty much have to call since I’ll have odds since I’m on the flush draw and wanted to protect my stack. If I’m deep I should bet the turn I’m sure but of course I get raised off my draw also plus with stack sizes that why I chked back. DO you bet turn in the shallow spot? What about deep? He ended up having AJ (Hit 2 pr on river).
So I'm mad I didn't bet the turn but most likely only better is calling and I'm protecting my stack but I felt I shoudlve called.
Later on after losing at the casino I go play on line and the same situation came up and this time I say ok I'm going to bet the turn:
Merge, $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
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Hero (CO): $197 (98.5 bb)
BTN: $216.25 (108.1 bb)
SB: $81 (40.5 bb)
BB: $274.78 (137.4 bb)
UTG+1: $370.80 (185.4 bb)
UTG+2: $108.55 (54.3 bb)
MP1: $205.15 (102.6 bb)
MP2: $344.22 (172.1 bb)
MP3: $194.42 (97.2 bb)
Preflop: Hero is CO with Kh 6h
UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $4, 3 folds, Hero calls $4, BTN calls $4, SB calls $3, BB calls $2
Flop: ($20) 8s Ks 2h (5 players)
SB checks, BB checks, UTG+2 checks, Hero bets $13.33, BTN folds, SB calls $13.33, 2 folds
Turn: ($46.66) 3h (2 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $31.10, SB raises to $63.67 and is all-in, Hero calls $32.57
River: ($174) 4s (2 players, 1 is all-in)
Results: $174 pot ($3 rake)
Final Board: 8s Ks 2h 3h 4s
Hero showed Kh 6h and lost (-$81 net)
SB showed 8c 8d and won $171 ($90 net)
SO I guess I'm being results oriented and chking the turn is ok given the stack sizes on the turn. So frusttrating though - been runnin bad lately.