When you do betting in first round in order to get a free card then you are not at the right way. In fact you are just getting a cheap card in this way. You can get a “free card” by betting on previous rounds .If the things are not going in your favor then it may be little expensive to get free card. Howsoever in few cases cheap card may be beneficial for you.
On the other side it may be advantageous to get free card when you are weak at your hand. You should be clear about the point when you are having legitimate hand; to give any free card is commonly disadvantageous for you.
You must also be willing for betting open-straight and draw along with two flush cards right on the board till two card s come. Unless you have the feeling a good chance has now raised for you. It is perfectly correct that you can make your straight and run into flush.. But do not forget that it’s also better to bet on flop with small pair and an over card. It will be improved by a hand having five cards. In case of flush draw out you still have six cards and your straight draw will be your winning hand. Checking and calling strategy is also good in holding “em,
However to check and to call may be correct in three situations:
It occurs when you do slow playing
Secondly, when you are a bit sure about your opponent is having better hand and you are confident that he will never fold if you do bet.
Thirdly, when there is a habitual bluffer against you.