2 related hands here. Monthly home game tourney and all players are well known.
1st hand of the tournament: 50k starting stack $40 buy-in home game. Villan is well known, good player but can be very loose at times.
Hero is MP3 and is dealt 5♠ 5♣
UTG raises to 600, 3 callers to hero who calls. CO, HJ & button fold, leaving Hero in position
Flop comes 2, 5, 10 :r: and checks all around (The checks went fast, felt weak so didn’t raise... a mistake right?)
Turn is K, checks to Hero who bets 3000, folds around to MP2 Villan who calls
River is 4, Villan checks, Hero bets 5000.
Villan calls with A3 for straight.
I feel like I played this right against most villains. Did I play it bad or did he play it bad and get lucky? This same Villan took me out 30 min later:
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Hero’s stack is 25,500 and is dealt K♦ Q♥ in the cutoff. Checks around Hero raises to 1600 and gets 3 callers (button folds)
Flop comes Q♦ 7♦ 4♦
Checks to Hero who bets 4500, folds to (same) Villan who calls
Turn is A♠ Villan checks, Hero bets 5500, Villan calls
River is 8♠ Villan checks Hero shoves with 15.5k
Villan calls, shows 88
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I realize I was weak but read on Villan was very strong... there was no way he had the flush and I don’t typically take that line without the flush. That said, I’m thinking I was too aggressive too early (this line might have been better later on in the tourney?). I’d love any input please and thank you!!