Just a heads up if you haven’t seen this move before. Just played this hand in a 5-5 game at the Bike with @stayinschool
at the table. Villain has been wildly aggro jamming pots opening to huge sizing etc. He sits UTG1 and as the cards are being dealt out UTG straddles. Now UTG1 puts out a “blind raise” to $40. Him and I are $1450 effective. It gets folded to me and I raise from the HJ to $120 with A♥
. It gets folded back to the blind $40 and he immediately moves all-in. I think about it for a bit and even though we are only 30BBs effective don’t think my hand is going to be good here enough to justify the bad pot odds so I fold. Villain then turns over AK.
I wasn’t paying super close attention but immediately I suspected that the blind raiser had seen his hand (perhaps just 1 card) before putting the blind raise out. In between the hand the guy to his right then lip mouthed at me “he saw his hand”.
If you are ever in this situation vs a sudden “blind hand” and it’s close decision remember this post. You have to take into account the fact that the blind hand actually isn’t blind at all and it could be an angle. Again, I don’t know if this happened in this exact spot or it was coincidence but it always seems more than convenient when I guy puts out a blind raise or bet and ends up with a premium holding.