This hand came up yesterday for a $5/$5 NLHE cash game at the Bike. My effective stack was about $750.
I had AdJd from UTG. I raised to $20. Everyone folds. BB called. Pot is $40, heads-up.
No history with the BB player, but he seems like a middle-aged Asian recreational guy.
Flop: Jh 7d 9c
BB checked, I bet $30, BB raised to $60, I called.
I am not thrilled about calling any check raise with a one pair hand, but given the pot odds and backdoor flush draw, and my hand is still good some of the time, I called to evaluate the action on the turn.
BB bets $85, into a pot of $160. With the backdoor flush draw and my top pair - top kicker still potentially good, I made the call.
BB bets $100, into a pot of $330. This river bet telegraphed the strength of his hand to be some kind of weak top pair hand. I don't see people betting this small with hands like trips and straights.
I thought for a while and raised to $400. He tanked for almost 2 minutes, alternating between really wanting to call and fold. He asked me if I had overpair. I said nothing. He eventually folded.
So what do you think about my river raise size? Was it too big for this situation?
Also, what did you think about calling his check raise on the flop? What kind of plan should I have for the different runouts?@Bart
, would you mind providing feedback for this hand as well?