1/2, $5 bring in, uncapped BI. It's a 3-table must-move system, I just got bumped to 2nd table along with a very happy, very drunk guy. He has about $460, I have about $525, everyone else at the table has over a grand, and most are waaay better and richer than hero. (I was on the list for 1/3 and got called right after this hand, naturally.) Thoughts on not just my decisions but my reasoning greatly appreciated.
One limp, V1 is the drunk guy in EP2, pots to $20. I am next to act with A♥ K♦ Q♥ 5 ♠. I see no point in trying to iso, it'll never get through, so I call. V2 in HJ calls, one blind and EP limper call.
Flop $100 JT8♣ ♣ ♦. EP checks, drunk bets $70. I elect to just call, reasoning that there isn't value that I can get from worse hands, and strong hands or draws aren't going anywhere anyway. Make sense?
Anyway, V2 MAAG, headphones, no table chatter at all, stack covers the table, raises to $300. He has to know there's zero chance the drunk will fold so I assume this is pretty damn strong. He also didn't pot it, so I assume he wants a call or two? Folds back to drunk who shoves for $360 total. So there's $830 in the middle, it's about $300 for me to call, and I'd have about $130 back.