This hand comes from a $1/$2 game (i know this is much lower stakes than usually posted here but the hand was interesting) and it was one of the biggest pots i've played in a live game as I don't get much time to play except a few weekends a month but I do have a lot of experience online.
The villain in this hand is a little younger than, me he looked about 21 or 22 and seemed like a bad thinking player and I'll explain that real quick right now. There was a maniac at the table who was shoving straight draws, calling all 3 streets with middle or top pair no kicker and basically just donating to everyone. This villain and him played a hand where the flop was Q high and the maniac donk bet 2/3 pot and the kid showed me pocket kings and just mucked it. So he can fold hands but makes horrible decisions is what i gathered from that. Sorry for the long intro but it goes into my plans and change of plans in this hand. This happened a few months ago so the numbers are off but its pretty close.
-Effective stacks are around $300
-My image is pretty good, ive only shown down good hands and ive been playing pretty tight
-I'm in the SB and get dealt KcQs
-3 limpers and it gets to me and i raise it to $15 (standard opening for everyone was $10)
-Villain is in the BB and calls. The 3 limpers fold (duh) so pot is $39
- Flop comes KdQdTs
-I bet $20, Villain makes it $45
-Now as far as I'm concerned the only thing I was worried about was TT and i thought he might have JTdd, ATdd, QJs, something like that and since I had seen him fold those kings without thinking and my above average and tight image I decided to get him to fold basically his entire range unless he flopped it.
-I make it $110
-Villain is in some obvious discomfort and I now know that I have the best hand and my line of thinking changes completely from here on out. He pauses for a while and asks to himself if I flopped a set which further reinforces my hand strength. He decides to just call.
-I just know by seeing his body language and the way he was talking that that hes never folding once he calls there any non diamond I'm basically going to ship for value hoping he levels himself into calling like a lot of these younger guys seem to do at these low stakes from my experience.
-Turn is the 5c
-I go all in for about $175
-Villain tanks for a while and keeps asking if I have a set finally he calls and he has QcTc and I win a nice pot considering I feel like both of us had the bottom of our ranges there.
As I actually write this out I see how absurd the entire hand seems but that's the great thing about live poker. There's much more going on while the hand is being played that you can use for information. Normally Bart's advice of not trying to bluff people is 100% correct and this was a super rare situation where I was trying to get him to fold a hand but then realized that i could extract max thin value as the hand went on.