I played the following hand yesterday:
First about the villain:
- World class player; plays professionally highstakes online; has already shipped big live tourneys; steps by at the casino 20 times a year or so to relax from the online every day life
- joined our table when it was 2 hours left until the casino would have been closed
- I only have played with him twice for a short time; first time when we played a few years ago he successfully 4-bet rebluffed me preflop without having any history with me. (I dont think he remembers that hand)
My plan was obviously to avoid this guy. It was his 2nd hand, so I hadn't have seen much from his game:
Preflop: I (2000 deep) openraise to 20 from MP2 with K♥ K♦ , MP3 calls, CO calls, BU (big fish, 1500) calls, villain (3000$) in SB 3bets to 130, I call, rest folds
I call here for several reasons:
- I assumed his range was AK, AQs, TT+, bluffs with suited blockers and suited connectores
- it's a perfect squeeze spot for him, so I want him to continue on with his bluffs postflop
- I want him to valueown himself with hands like QQ-TT on certain flops
- I dont mind being 3way with the big fish behind me
- I assume he could 5-bet bluff me and I didn't really know how to react to a 5-bet from this player that deep.
Flop (324$): A♠ 2♦ 4♣
He Cbets 180, I call rather quickly
At this point I thought that he would CB his entire range including bluffs and TT+, maybe except for small Ax suited because they would be more WAWB for him. I called with the plan to pressumably call a second barrel on the turn.
Turn (684$): 6♣
He bets 460, whats your play ???
On the turn I tanked quite a bit because the sizing seemed quite polarizing to me. I didnt think he has AA or AK there because of the sizing and the blockers. Left are only some A2, A4, picked up flush and combodraws, right?
Do you go with it in this situation?
What do you think about the assumed 3bet range preflop and my thoughts preflop, on flop and turn?
Whats your play on the flop and the turn?