Theory wise, this would be "getting all the money into the pot." This is live poker though. Thoughts?
$5/$5 game. $500 cap.
I've been playing tight since V showed up. I have shown down strong/ winning hands at showndown. V is an older woman (grandma status) and typically plays $20/$40 limit when it runs. V is known by most of the regs in the room. My read is that V plays ABC. The only hand that I saw from her was where she doubled up with top set on a dry board.
Grandma opens to $20 in UTG3 ($1440). Reg calls in MP ($220). Young Asian male calls in CO ($1500). Older Gambly Asian gentleman calls in btn ($500). I look down at A♥ K♣ in SB and raise to $135 (covers). All call. 5 ways to the flop.
Pre- After the open and all the calls, this is a mandatory 3 bet for value. In terms of bet sizing, I think that I could have gone bigger because of effective stack size, probably $180ish. I think Grandma has discounted AA/KK/AK/KJ+; 99-QQ. I imagine she would have 3b AA/KK though. I think all the other callers have PP/ Suited Connectors/ Axs/
K♠ 7♣ 4♦ ($675)
I bet $330. Grandma calls. The reg calls and is all in for $85.
-I hit the flop with a ~2ish SPR vs grandma on a dry board. Betting for value on the flop. Just under half pot seems about right in this huge pot. Grandma's range is still the same: discounted AA/KK/AK/KJ+; 99-QQ. Does anyone see merit to betting smaller/larger on the flop? I think betting $150-450ish does the same job. If a V is calling here, they will call those bet sizes, if not closer to pot.
K♠ 7♣ 4♦ Q♥ ($1420)
I check. Grandma shoves for $975. I call.
This is a bad turn card. I'm behind the discounted AA/KK/KQ; way behind QQ, ahead of KJ/KJs, and 99/TT/JJ aren't shoving. Against this range, since we have the K♥ , we have 39% equity. The read is she is never bluff but she may think she is value betting KJ after I check. If she doesn't have KJ in her range, we have ~18% equity. The pot will be $975 to win $3370. If she
SPR was 2ish on the flop so the plan was to get it in. Are we just getting it in? Any non-broadway card, I am shoving the turn.