To make the most of my time here at the WSOP, I am going to try to post one hand/day to this forum for feedback. Here's my first! Curious what you all think about each street.
2/5 1k max at Rio Convention Center
Hero has been at the table 1-2 orbits and has a neutral image. Stack is $1k.
Main villain is a 30s Asian who appears to be playing tight, but I have not observed many hands yet. Stack is $575.
To the hand:. Villain limps UTG. One fold and V2 makes it $15 in UTG + 2 (most common raise size at the table which I found odd). Hero in MP looks down at A♦ K♠ and makes it 50. V1 calls and V2 calls.
Flop ($152): A♠ A♣ Q♣
Checks around. Maybe I should have bet small, but I think this could go either way. I think both Vs have a lot of underpairs that probably won't call much unless I feign weakness. People love to assume the 3 bettor has AK.
Turn ($152): 7♣
Checks to me and I bet 75. Maybe could have sized this larger targeting K♣ but I also wanted queens and underpairs to take one off. Next, V1 check raises to $200. V2 folds. Hero calls. 125 more for a pot of 425 gives me almost 3.5:1. I thought a bit but really couldn't figure out what flushes someone would limp/call a 3 bet here. I felt like he was representing exactly pocket 7s. Maybe AQ but that would be very strange preflop play and there is only one other Ace in the deck.
River ($552): 9♦
V shoves for $325 more. I thought about this a little longer on the river. Nothing changed on the river and I am getting good pot odds to call once again. I felt like this was 77 or a bluff. There are a lot of pocket pairs in V1 range which I think makes him less likely to bluff (showdown value). But his value range was so narrow I felt like I should maybe call. But then again I wondered if this situation was one where "they just have to have it". What should hero do???