Later on at night last night at the Commerce. Hero is even for the session but easily could be up $5000. Has gotten into some huge pots with the best hand and has been drawn out on. I think this is important to note when thinking about gameflow in the this situation. One of those hands was a $3k pot versus the villain in this hand. Hero had raised 8♦ 9♦ UTG and V1 called with TT. Flop came out JT7 we got it all-in on flop and board paired. There was also a hand where I made a huge 3 bet squeeze with AKs from the blinds and the villain tanked for like 5 minutes and folded AQ in the field, but saw me win a big pot with "the best hand". Also about 30 minutes before I lost with a set to a pair and a flush draw, another hand that he saw. The point is that its note that it appears that I am tilting but rather that when big money goes in a seem to have it.
Villain is early 50s Persian type, but doesnt appear to be that much of a gambler. Sort of playing his hands face up with sizing.
$1900 effective. V1 opens to $65 MP1 folded to Hero (this is always something strong, almost never a small pair) who calls in BB with 4♣ 4♥
FLOP: 8♥ 4♣ 5♥
Hero bets $80, V1 calls.
Hero checks, 1 bets $250.. Hero?