5/5 300-1000 @ The Bike
Effective stacks: $1,300.
Villain is a local pro who runs a popular poker strategy website. Yup, it's Bart.
I'm in early position with J
I open for $20. Player to my left calls. Bart calls in late position.
Flop ($60) comes 9
I lead for $40. Player to my left calls. Bart makes it $175.
I think there could be a lot of draws in his range. I might make this raise myself with the nut flush draw.
I make the call. Player to my left folds.
Turn ($450) comes 2
I check. Bart makes it $305. I mini-tank a bit and decide to call.
River ($1,060) comes 2
I check. Bart asks to see my stack and he moves all in.
Obviously my hand can only beat busted draws now. He's not value betting a hand I can beat. On one hand, it's hard to believe he's doing this with total air. On the other hand, he did just bet $800 into a $1,060 pot. Does that look like a bet he's hoping will get called?