Playing 2/5 at the Horseshoe in Hammond, IN.
Main villain (V1) in both hands is an older mid-50s foreign gentleman. Limp calls a decent amount and will open from time to time but generally weaker sizing. Some history with him before these two hands as I stacked him in the beginning of the session with a straight over straight.
Hand 1. Folds to Hero in CO who opens to $20 with A♠ 9♠ . V1 calls on the button (effective stack $700) and SB calls. 3 ways.
Flop: A♥ J♥ 9♥
Checks to Hero who bets to $30. Figure I've got a fairly strong hand and I want to charge anyone with a heart. V1 calls. SB folds.
Hero bets $60. V1 raises to $260 with ~$400 behind.
Hero??? Feels like a baby flush but thought that I would've raised the flop and also don't think he has any sets here unless its JJ. Maybe he does this with AK or KJ with K♥
Hand 2. 6 handed. One limp. V1 ($1K effective) opens to $20 on the button. Hero in SB with K♥ J♥ weigh flatting vs raising. Decide to flat. Limper calls as well.
Flop: Q♦ 10♣ 6♥
Limper checks. V1 bets 30. Hero calls. Limper folds.
V1 bets $55. Hero raises to $220. V1 shoves for ~$900 more. So I have to call an additional ~$730 to win 1295+730 = 2025
Since this is a capped game and Bart talks about the concept of sometimes forgoing a couple % points of equity in favor of building a massive stack and the associated image, is this one of those spots? I put V1 on a range of hands like AA, KK, AQ, QQ, 1010, QT s/os. KQ s/os based on what I had seen all night. Against that range I've got ~33% equity and I'm getting ~1.77:1 which means I would need 36%. Is this the proper application of that concept?