Local Casino $2/5 Game. Max $500 buy in.
I am UTG w/ Q♥ Q♣
With a stack of $1400
My image to those involved is probably on the lag side.
I open for $20.
This player is a pro who I have played with a few times. From what I have seen he seems to play a balanced game and I have yet to find any big frequency discrepancies. He had just sat down within the orbit and has a starting stack of $500 after topping off last hand.
BTN makes it $100.
This villain is mainly a tournament player and I have played with him a few times in tournaments, but never a cash game. He plays a pretty tight/straight forward game. He bought in for $400. Went broke, then re-bought for $400 before getting it in pre with AA vs QQ and holding to double up to $800 which is where he sits in this hand. He has played passively pre flop so far and this is his second sign of aggression (the AA hand being the first) in the night. I weighted this raise heavily weighted towards his value hands.
I hate to 4-bet get it in here against the BTN strong range as he prob only calls with QQ+ and AK and with this player's perceived tightness he might flat AK here some percentage of the time. I also hate to 4-bet fold as he probably has AK enough to make folding an error if I 4-bet.
I don't love any of my options. 4-bet fold, 4-bet get-in-in, fold, or call.
I ended up going with the call for reasons mentioned above. LJ calls fairly quickly as well. With his quick call I confidently ruled out AA and KK and I also think he 3-bets AK a large percentage of the time pre.
Flop ($300) = 8♥ 9♠ T♠
LJ tanks for a bit and leads for $230 leaving himself only $170 behind.
BTN tanks for a while and eventually folds.
Action is on me and I am in a nasty spot. I definitely think villain is capable of bluffing here and the fact that I do not have the Q♠ in my hands adds a few more combos of bluffs to his range.
Hands like K♠ Q♠ and A♠ Q♠ come to mind. I think he 3-bets A♠ K♠ a large percentage of the time so not sure if thats in his range very often. A♠ J♠, 7♠ 8♠, A♠ 8♠ also come to mind as possible bluffs. JJ could also be a possibility.
Villain also has all the sets, straights and perhaps a few 2-pair combo's in his range for value as well.
Is this a call, jam or fold?