I'm watching LATB 10-20 from 4/28/2015 when this simple hand came up:
James limps in MP, Rev opens in HJ to $100, Jason calls in CO with A♦ T♦, BB also calls, James folds, pot is 3-way, $320 after rake.
Flop is 6♣ 3♦ 2♠
BB checks, Rev c-bets to like $200, Jason decides to bluff raise to like $730, BB folds, Rev folds.
Owais says, "It's interesting that Jason decided to bluff raise when he could very likely have the best hand with A-high."
So this hand got me thinking. If Jason raises flop, could he ever get Rev off a value hand (most likely an overpair)? Unlikely. Could he get called by worse? Also unlikely. MAYBE you could argue specifically A4 or A5, but those hands only constitute a very small part of Rev's range.
However, is this like the negative equity slowplay, where if Rev is not going to double barrel the turn unless he makes a pair (6 outs), then it's correct to raise now so he doesn't have a free shot at hitting a pair and winning the pot? I get confused here sometimes about when I should just call and "float" (with the best hand some of the time), when I should just fold, and when I should raise.
Thanks for your advice.