I'm just wondering what you guys think of these bluffs. Decent? And also which you think got called and why. I'll post the hands first and then add my thoguhts and reasoning after a few responses. Thanks in advance.
In both hands I am a mid thirties white guy.
Both are at 5-5 $300-$1000 at an east coast casino.
About 2-3 hours into session. My image is likely competant, maybe on the aggressive side. I have @$1k villain covers I open in LP over 2 limpers w K5dd for $35 and get 4 callers. $175 flop is Q84ssd It checks to me and I check it. Turn is 2d. Tight guy in EP leads for $60. Solid older guy raises to $150. He has been active and shown down some good hands. I make it $350. Guy who lead snap folds. Old guy tanks for 3 minutes and calls. Doesn't look like he loves it. $925 ti the river which is 4s completing front door flush and pairing the board. Old guy checks I quickly make it $550 and he...
I have just sat down at the table, dealt my second hand. Villain is unknown younger guy. Neither f us have played together before.
I am dealt 68cc on button. Young guy raises from middle position to $25 I call blind calls. $75 Flop A72hh. Villain leads for $35 I make it $100 blind folds. $275 Turn is Xh. Villain chks I make it $125 he tank calls. $475 River offsuit 10. He checks I make it $375 and he...
Which one gets called? Do you like these bluffs? Why or why not? Also, we can skip the "real money at these stakes is done by value betting...etc" shpeal. I've listened to Bart a long time and totally subscribe to that phiosophy. However, I do find spots to be aggressive if I sense weakness or think I have a situation where I can get a fold and I will take it. I will do this once or twice a session. These hands are from different sessions.