2/5, 800 cap
edgewater casino, vancouver
villain is a reg who often plays higher. about a half hour earlier, i doubled through him when he raised a pot that had been straddled under the gun and called five ways. from the button, he'd raised these multi-way straddled pots several times before. he raised to 40 and i made it 105 in SB with A
. he calls. flop comes J
i check, he shoves, i call. i'd started hand with 450. he had K
in that hand. clearly thinks he's a poker genius able to outplay anyone at any time with any holding.
i started this hand with 900. villain's got 725 has straddled from the button. in SB, i look down at 7
i make it 40. this was in part because i knew the pot was going to get raised eventually by the villain or someone else. and if it ended up being over several limps, the raise might be like 100-120, pricing me out. i didn't want that, so i named my price, willing to risk the re-pop. plus, it gives me the initiative and adds deception if i hit a set. it's limped around to villain. as 100% expected, he calls.
flop (80): 7
i bet 50. he calls fairly quickly.
turn (180): A
i bet 100. he takes a few seconds and calls.
river (380): T
i bet 200. villain shoves his remaining 535.