Took a couple of days off from poker then played last night in both a 5/5 300-1000 buy in game and won a little less than 200.. was bored because there was a good LAG at my table and I just wasnt getting anything so I decided to take my own advice and play with worse players at the 2-5 100-300 buy in game.
My image is strong and a winner. I had about two rounds ago made a double barrel on a low boared but gave up against Villain because he just seemed like he was going to call me with any pair. He had 10s to my AQ on a 9 high board. I had beaten this villain earlier when he slowplayed his middle set against my bottom set and I bet turn and river when I hit my quads. I went for gold on this board because I thought he either had flush or straight or nothing
j 5 7 5 9 the turn and river were both clubs and the 7 was a club.. So into a 75 pot I bet 65 he raised to 150 and I shoved he snapped I got lucky but I thought I played it well too.. He checked his set but I bet mine to disguise it (only 15 on turn) ..
So 2-5 game I have around 500.. v1 above has chipped up after I stacked him to about 600 and V2 is a short stack bad tight player..
UTG is a gal very bad player who loves to call with trouble hands and will go with it if she hits tp.. she limps.. I look down and see KQ spades and I iso to 25.. V1 calls me quickly and now the short stack thinks about calling but changes his mind and shoves for 91.. utg gal folds and I look at the ss and he wont look at me and keeps his head down looking low.. he doesnt seem too comfy. I decide that this is a tell and that he wants me to fold.. So I call thinking there is a good chance I can go heads up with what I think will be a flip. V1 calls almost instantly. He might have high cards like me or a pair too.. Flop is
6 2 8 two spades..
Well here goes nothing.. I bet 100 and V1 snap calls me .. So this is almost the exactly same action as earlier when he called me with the Tens. I think he has about the same type of pair. I am hoping for a spade or a K or Q otherwise I am in deep doo doo.. I have only about 300 left and my stack to pot ratio is a little less than 1 so if it bricks out and I shove I think V1 will call me with any overpair.. Do I shove or check fold? pretty sick.. but I think I would have to call..
but alas all is good in pokerland because the 10 spades hits the turn. Now... this is where I want to ask your opinion of my play. Given I think V1 has something like Tens maybe Jacks do I check or do I bet? Again I get a read that I think this guy will bet to "protect" and with my stack size I can check raise virtually any bet and he will be pot stuck.
I check .. He bets 150.. I check raise and he has to call 160 to win a pot of almost 1100.. he mumbles about me already having the flush and based on this I know he is drawing dead. Probably has Jacks so he is drawing dead.. but he calls thinking he has too and puts in the $ drawing dead.. V2 ss had 10s and turned a set and I sweat the river but no paired board and I win a monster pot in 2-5..
pretty happy about how I played this and my reads were right on. V1 was really mad saying he should have shoved pre, yada yada yada.. I think this is also a major difference between this game and the 5/5 and above.. In the bigger game I think I get three bet pre and can't get a chance to hit my flush whereas in this game they are always worried about getting trapped and allow themselves to get trapped.