We had a 10/20 game at my local casino yesterday. Normally the biggest that runs is 2/5, but some guys had planned this out. Many of the players were 2/5 regs, but others regularly play bigger and only came for this game.
Anyway, I start this hand with about $4600. The table is 10 handed, and most of them cover me. Most opens are $60-80, and so far I've been opened three times to $60 (with no limpers before me each time).
There are a bunch of limps, I think 6 total (or maybe only 5) including UTG, UTG+1, BTN, SB.
I am in BB and see AcKc.
What's a good sizing here? What's a good sizing in general from the BB after limps, with about 200-250BB (or larger) effective stack sizes?
I raised to $170. After the fact, I feel that putting in about 1/20th or slightly less of my stack with premiums OOP is probably a bad idea and it should either be significantly more or less. Thoughts on this?
Three callers. Pot is now $740.
Flop is Ax4d7d. Hero?
I lead $350 with about $4100 behind. Two callers (UTG and MP1), and both cover me with about $6500 and $7500 respectively. The first caller seems rather station-y, and won't fold draws. The second caller can't help but bet when he has the opportunity - hands like two overs, gut-shots, flush draws, third pair, etc (anything with equity); but he will check back a naked top pair/medium kicker hand on occasion, and second pairs. I feel that both have 44 and 77 in their preflop limp/call and flop calling range, but also many Ax hands, lots of hands like 56s, 67s, 78s, a ton of flush draws, etc.
Going to turn, pot is now $1790 with two others.
Turn is 6x. Hero?
I decide that last to act is betting so often that there may be more value in a x/r than betting. Is this overly ambitious?
I check, second guy checks, last to act bets $800. I raise to $2200 feeling that if he flats, I can probably just ship any non-flushing card on river, and x/f my last $1900 to most flush cards.
Just hoping for some thoughts on the line so far. I'll provide the rest later.