Hello everyone. My first pot, but feel free to slaughter all streets :)
I was recently on vacation in Vienna for a few days to watch a concert, and play some poker. This hand was played at Concord Card Casino - Simmering
. The NLH-games are quite small, as PLO is generally equally popular there. That said, they do get €1-€3 uncapped running at times, as well as bigger games during tournament series
This hand comes from a €1-€2
game with €200 max buy-in, no match the stack or anything so most players are quite shallow. I just sat down 25 minutes ago, and am around €190 to start the hand. I am the effective stack.
V1 - UTG. Have played around 90% of hands so far. Early 30's, seems aware enough, but incredibly splashy. Have probably around €400 after chasing a gutshot two hands earlier, where he called a raise to €12 from SB with 97o, called €25 with gutshot on (T-6-6) flop, and got there on turn. Have also seen him win a pot with K2o, and he generally seems to be calling very wide pre and post.
V2 - Cutoff. Sat down a few minutes after I did. Probably around 30 years old, not seen him gone to showdown or be very active yet. €200 stack.
Now on to the hand
V1 straddles UTG to €4, which is the only straddle allowed in this game.
EP1 folds, and I am EP2 (9-handed) with black nines (99)
. I make it €16 to go, and get calls from V2 and V1 (straddle). Everyone else folded.
Flop (€51): Kd - Ts - 3c
V1 checks, and I check. Seems like a rather bad flop to bet into against two players, especially since one of them seems incredibly sticky. I do recognize I have a range advantage here though. V2 also checks.
Turn (€51): 7s
V1 leads €25. I decide to call, although in retrospect it's probably too loose given I'm stuck in the middle.
Although this villain can lead with almost anything here when flop checks around, I also do think all Kings are in his range, same with a bunch of Tens. I would however not discredit the chance of him betting a 7, a flushdraw that he picked up, or just random bluffs to pick it up after sensing weakness.
V2 also calls.
River (€126): 2h
Complete blank. V1 quickly checks.Hero
? Should I turn my hand into a bluff, or hope I have enough showdown-value to check it back? And if bet, what sizing? Pot is €126 and I have €149 behind.
I did check back, although I retrospect think I should have gone for the bluff. I can have the slowplays of KK and TT here, in addition to occasionally (but not often) having played AK and KQ like this. Even QQ/JJ would be a slam-dunk value bet here.
V1 had QJo for the open ender, and V2 won the hand with ATdd