Hey everyone. Here is a hand from a session I played at the Victoria Casino in London, where I am based. I am grinding out £1/2 where there is a cap of £400. It probably plays like a $2/5 game in the States - from Bart's podcasts over the years it seems poor players make the same mistakes wherever they are!
I have 99 in mid-position and open for 12 (the game is playing super-loose and I have a large stack and am always getting called pre-flop by several players - my normal open is 8). I get a call from the guy to my immediate left, then the button with a micro stack goes all in for 18. Two early position callers, then me and the guy to my left also calls. The pot is about 90, 1 all-in and 4 others in the hand.
Flop is K84 with 2 spades - it gets checked through. Turn is an offsuit 7 - checked to me, I bet 25, all three live players call. River is an offsuit K and it gets checked through and I win.
I realise that I should have bet more on the turn as I am giving the flush draws direct odds to call. I think it was just a scared bet. My question is whether you should go for thin value on the river? I know that I am probably ahead, but it seems difficult to get called by worse (possibly an 8).