I have 3 hands here from Iowa. 1/2 NL 300 cap. All I know about this pool is it's pretty nitty and full of OMCs, with the occasional donk. People don't make or call big bets without a HUGE hand. This night I had worked up a big stack and had a solid TAG image, I believe.
400 effective. Hero covers.
LJ limps, CO raises to 15; White aggressive guy seen him 3 barrel bluff a lot; very uncommon in this game.
I call in BB KJ♥️
Flop (35) J♠️7♦️8♦️
Check V bets 18. I call. Thinking about raising the turn or letting him barrel. I don't mind check calling if I have a plan it's when you check call out of weakness I have a problem with and need to stop doing it.
Turn (71) 5♠️
He bets 45. I tank call to show weakness so he continues to barrel
River (161) A♠️
He bets 90.
Didn't like seeing that card. He could have been barreling AK or Ax♦️
Pot 251 have call 90.
Hero MP AJo open to 12
MP1 (first to act), CO, BB call
Flop (49) A63 :r:
I bet 20 ( I worked in smaller flop bets as this pool is very fit or fold or likes to flop and folds to all 2 barrels)
BB min raises to 40. I call
Turn (129) 7
He bets 30. I call. Sizing was SO small. Should I have raised there?
River (189) 10
He bets 60
Pot 249 for 60 getting 4.15:1
I'm forced to call?
Doesn't it scream I have 1 pair and prob an ace?
I really thought about laying it down. What can I really beat?
Hero UTG AKo open to 15
3 callers main villain in SB.
Flop (60) AK6 :r:
I bet 25 SB min raises to 50. I sigh call. I need to stop ALWAYS trapping here and 3 bet more to get more money in the pot!!!
Turn (160) 9 no flush draw
He checks. I over bet 200. He snap calls.
Q1. What do u put him on? I'm blocking Ax and Kx does he really have 66?
River (560) Q
He lead 100. He has about 300 left.
On the drive home I thought a lot about this hand. I don't think he's blocker betting, I really think he was betting for value and never really bets more than 100. But, also the Q hit the river and he could be scared I made a better 2 pair. AK and AQ are there now. I need to replay these hands over in my head with the action for these big pots more. I still see monsters under the bed in really big pots.