Hero has just sat down at the 2/5 game after waiting for a while. I buy in pretty deep to cover the weaker players.
UtG is a loose recreational player and a donater . V1 is a pro, plays a solid loose range and has a high 3 bet frequency. Capable of huge bluffs and putting the pressure on.
Utg straddles 10$ utg. V1 UTG1 raises to 30$, 3 calls and I have 8♠ 5♠ on btn. I overcall. Not a good holding but with the price I'm getting guaranteed position post and the likelyhood its going multiway.
I thought it was not horrible?... I have 1800 eff and V1 covers me. UTG has like 1200$. 7 ways to flop of 8♥ 5♥ 4♣ . UTG bets into the field for 60$ into the pot of 210$. V1 raises to 200$. It folds to me? Raise or fold? Ive played with V1 plenty of times. This is a pretty strong raise being multi way. I block the top two cards blocking some of his value but also possibly block some PPSD hands .. so V1s range consists of 44. 67s, possible NFD especially A4hh and lots of over pairs and slim chance of 88 and 55 and maybe some PPD type hands.. Is putting in the flop 3 bet an overplay here? Raising or calling here is going to look extremely strong regardless.