The check raise is one of the most misunderstood plays in poker. Weak players despise it, regulars fear it, but sharks embrace it! If you play enough poker you will find some players will absolutely lose their minds if they continuously get check raised. There is something especially frustrating about putting chips in the pot and then watching your opponent snatch them from you repeatedly. Weaker opponents will tend to snap in rather dramatic fashion, and sometimes you can even get a good player to lose their cool. We’ve talked about check-raising before when Cinch wrote about it, but I thought I would throw my 2 cents in :). Btw, it seems my latest article on PokerStars VIP Changes has really struck a cord because players are super pissed at them. I am really curious to see what comes of all this.