So, another weird game:
1/3 NLHE rake is 10% up to $5
V: MP3 $380 Aggressive Asain who has picked every good spot I've seen to sqeeze and 3!. Only other person at the table with over 100bb. Was described to me as a "professional" who used to play online. Winning most of his pots to folding errors by other players. Playing somewhat passive pre unless he wants to iso a fish. Hadn't seen anything that made me think he was bad.
V2: BB My brother...arrogant losing rec player who bought into the game at $100 has called too loosely pre and is playing scared fit or fold postflop. Is not going to raise pre with anything less than KK in this spot.
Hero SB: $405 Bought in for $400 (max) played 40 minutes, I don't like my image because I'd bet/folded 4 or 5 times and I look like an easy mark to bluff with a tendency to fold strong hands. Just won first pot when in BB with Q high FD that made it on the river with a BBB line but showed a physical tell on the river that was noticed and announced to the table (shaking hand when cutting out a bet)
3 Limps, Hero completes with A5off, BB checks
Hero bets $8
Folds to V who raises up to $32
Hero 3! up to $83
5 completes rainbow
Hero bet's $85
V tank folds
I thought the flop texture was much better for my perceived range than anyone else's on the table and with the gutshot and overcard I could profitably semi-bluff this spot profitably. I also thought the raise by V on the flop was a very good spot for an overpair or overcards to put pressure on me so conversely I thought it might be a good rebluff spot.
I made my hands shake slightly while 3! the flop and turn is this an amateurish false tell that is easily seen through? How was my sizing? I planned to, and did show the bluff and also let the whole table know I didn't think the pair of 5's was worth shit there...was my image consideration a good reason to show my hand? A couple hands later V moved to a seat 3 to my left...I moved seats and when asked why I pointed to the two Asians and told them because I had the two most aggressive players to my left. How do you keep things friendly when seat changing, how do you answer that question?