I am new to this site - and this is my first post.
Thanks in anticipation of your comments
1/3 NLHE, Crown Casino Melbourne, midnight-ish Sunday night/Monday morning - 8 handed. The players are a mixture of recreational players and regulars, most players playing a TAG style, but with a bit of pre-flop limping in the hour leading up to this hand with most raises resulting in 2 -3 way hands to the flop.
Hero has a TAG image - but has also shown a couple of bluffs in the hour leading up to this hand, including three barrelling 7,9 os in position three way on a king high dry board.
The mood is friendly, with relaxed conversation between a the players - including hero and villian who are getting on well.
Villain is a middle aged friendly and seemingly decent European man - a regular but probably recreational player - who has been happy to voluntarily show winning hands to the table on a number of occasions.
The game is turbo format - each player has 10 seconds to act, and can buy 30 seconds of time twice in a hand at the cost of one big blind each time
Effective stack size is $500 (Villain)
Hero is in the small blind, villain is on the button
Three players limp, hero raises to 21 with 9,9 (neither a club) - only villian calls. Prior to calling he makes a speech to Hero "Will I, won't I call, maybe I'll get lucky....I call"
The pot is about $48
The flop comes 8,9.A - two clubs.
Hero bets 25, villian raises to $50 and says " you can fold - I'll show - I'm happy to win what's there". Hero believes he is strong, given his (credible) pre flop speech and puts him on a small range of 88, or A,8 - for a smaller set or two pair
Hero three bets to $100, villian calls
The pot is about $248
The turn is an off suit Ace -the board is now 8,9,A,A - Hero books up.
Villian goes all in for his remaining $380 and hero calls - fairly quickly
Villian shows A,8 for a flopped two pair and a turned (better) boat than Hero
Hero does not quad up!
Any feedback on Hero's play would be appreciated - in particular, can Hero ever find a fold on the turn?
Thanks again in anticipation