I'm at a $1/2 game. Amongst the local casinos, one has a state record bad beat going right now, so there's a 3 hour wait to get a table there. Some people have started to figure out to go to the other casinos to get games going, and that's who this table consists of. Mostly men in their late 30s and 40s who are regs.
I've got a good image at this table, but the guy to my immediate left has been a bit of a pain. In one hand I raised UTG+1 with pocket tens, and he floated me on a JJ7 rainbow board and spiked an A on the turn. A hand before that he called my c-bet and bet me off the hand on the turn when top pair paired.
So, this hand. It's straddled to $5 in front of me and I'm first to act with AsKd. I raise to $12 and I think this is my first mistake. I get four calls, including from the guy to my left.
Flop ($60) is Ks Tc 4d, I c-bet $35. He calls and everyone else folds.
Turn ($130) is the 8c and I check, given the hand histories I laid out before. Even if this guy does have top pair, I think I'm way ahead of him. He bets $75, and I just call.
River ($280) is what I think is a great card for me: 7c. I jam for $133 and he snap calls: AcKc.
I couldn't help but laugh at my dumb luck. I still like my river shove there because I think my hand looks suspicious (isn't that supposed to be a scary card?), and I think he's calling with KQ and KJ a ton. But I'd like to get some opinions on it, maybe I'm missing something here.
And here are some hypothetical different scenarios:
- What if the river is Ac? What's my play there?
- What if the river is Qc?
- Is there a river that I DON'T shove?