First post in these forums, looking forward to everyone's thoughts...
Playing live $1/$3 Graton Casino NorCal, table mostly regs and a few rec players. Most I am familiar with as this is where I mainly play. Pretty much straight forward players except button is fairly aggressive every time in position and will likely have a wider range than rest of the table. I have been at the table for about 30-40 minutes and hit some decent size hands early. Sitting with approx $500 from a $300 starting stack.
Hero in SB w/ 5♠ 8♠
UTG (eff $250) min raises to $6, 4 callers behind including aggressive button (eff $350). I call also, 6 to the flop. Pot $31 ($5 rake removed)
Flop: 3♥ 4♠ 6 ♠
I check, UTG bets $15, 3 folds, Button calls, I call. Pot $76
I check, UTG bets $30, Button raises to $75. I tank, somewhat lost in this spot. I end up folding
I think I am supposed to call here. I'm pretty sure my hand is disguised, I have not shown much of my earlier wins except some decent sized pocket pairs at showdown. There's $181 in the middle now, but I couldn't tell if UTG was going to shove here or if we could play the river. I put UTG on a middling pair 66 - 99. And button likely holding Ax type of hand, maybe A6 or A4. Can anyone tell me what the optimal play should be? This might have been a preferred fold pre, but as played?? Thanks! Also, what other factors should I be considering? What information did I miss offering in this post?