Sunday night at Aria, March Madness weekend.
$1/$2 ($5 open), 6 handed, pretty tight game dynamic
The BB, CO, and BTN seem like nitty regs. SB seems like a rec.
UTG/LJ folds, Hero HJ $450 effective $15 T♣ 8♣ 9♦ 9♠
CO, BTN, and BB call,
FLOP ($61) J♠ 7♦ 7♣
BB x, H $35, CO f, BTN call, BB x-f,
TURN ($131) J♠ 7♦ 7♣ 5♦
H x, BTN quickly x,
TURN ($131) J♠ 7♦ 7♣ 5♦ K♠
H x, BTN $80, H x-f
- In this situation preflop it seems like we should have an open-raising range. If so, is this hand good enough to include in that range? (Or is it better as part of our limping range?) Would you have an open-limping range in this spot? Seems like we might want to play only raise-or-fold in this situation.
- How often are you cbetting this hand in this spot? What about sizing?
- At the time, my plan was to barrel only on T, 9, 8, or club. What do you think of that approach to playing the turn?
- As played to the river, is there merit to bluffing this river against a nit-reg opponent?
Thanks for your help!