New game that just started up, only about 1 orbit had been played and I haven't played with anyone at the table in the past. Effective stacks are $500 as it's a $500 cap game.
Preflop: I raise HJ with K♥
, CO Calls, Button calls. CO is a younger middle eastern guy with glasses. Looks like a young thinking player. Button is an older guy, about late 50s/early 60s. He has already played most of his hands to this point, I don't recall that he folded once preflop in the entire first orbit.
($65) Flop: T♦
XXX. I think I may have made a mistake by not cbetting this board. I felt like this one was close in the Cbet Matrix as it only has 2 opponents, but is very draw heavy. I didn't think either Villain would check a T, 2 pair, or a set on this board.
($65) Turn: 9♥
I think for about 15 - 20 seconds about blocking QJ and this would be a decent spot for a delayed Cbet, and possible river barrel since I block the nutters. I decide to lead for $40, CO thinks for a few seconds before deciding to call, Button quickly calls. I think the ranges of both look like a diamond draw (though those get bet on flop with some frequency, especially by my stereotype of Villain in the CO), Ax9x, 98 (though I think either Villain raises with some frequency holding 2 pair considering we are still 3 handed, especially by Villain OTB once CO flats the turn), 97, AJ, KJ (which I block), QJ (which I block), 99 (unlikely for same reasons as 2 pair), J7 (though I think only Villain OTB has this as a possible range preflop), 76 for the bottom straight, or other combo draws like J8, J9, 87, etc.
($185) River: 2♥
I take my time again to think about the Villains' ranges I had on the turn and to look at my opponents. CO is stone faced, Villain OTB picked up his cards as if to fold them (which I think was genuine), and starts talking to the waitress about an order. If CO has a 1 pair hand and I can get through him, I felt Button would quickly fold. So I decide to lead for $140. CO thinks for about 10 seconds before moving all-in for $440, Button snap folds just like I thought he would anyway, I obviously fold.
Should I have given up on the turn considering I didn't Cbet flop? Is this a bad bluff on river with my Q blocker to the QJ since next to act called my delayed Cbet on turn? All around too spewy on 4th and 5th St?@bart@KiLee@JredA