Hey guys, here is a hand I played last night in a local $100 freezeout. I end up facing a pretty gross shove on what I thought was a gem river card for me. Let me know what you think regarding my line/sizings, river decision, etc.
Level 3: Blinds 150/300
The table is weak/passive and I have been ramping up the aggression in position and getting involved in a lot of pots. My stack is roughly 18.5k.
Folds to SB (fishy local on a heater, hasn't lost a pot, covers me) who completes. I look down at 7 ♥ 8 ♥ and I decide to check. I considered bumping it up here, but I am comfortable playing this hand fairly deep and in position against this opponent.
SB checks. I bet 500. SB calls.
SB checks. I bet 1500. SB calls.
SB tanks for 15 sec. and bets 2500. The bet seems defensive, like a disgusted 2 pair or set trying to see a cheap showdown with a blocker bet. The only hand I am behind is (10 8) and it is unlikely he has that because I block 8s and he would have to call both flop and turn bets with a gutshot. With my LAG image, I figured I could generate some value with a raise on the end. I make it 6000.
SB tanks for 30 sec and makes it 20k. So, pot is 16,600, my remaining 10.2k to call. I go into the tank and tell him if he has (10 8) it's gross. I call.