Interesting hand I played last night in a $500 capped 2/5 game. Effective stack size is 450.
Villain in the hand is a young kid that I've only played a few hands with. He just started hanging around the poker room a month or two ago and has befriended many of the regulars. He frequently table hops constantly and shortstacks the 5/5 PLO and 5/10nlhe games. No idea if he is successful. I just don't have much experience with him.
1 limper to me and I raise 9dTd to $20 in middle position. Villain calls from c/o, button calls and limper folds.
Flop (61 after rake and bbj drop) 7c8hJd . Wow. I bet $35, V snap calls and button folds. With his call I was thinking his range consisted of sets, 78, 89, JT, J9, AJ, KJ, KT, 56. I'm not sure that he would call with a gutshot, but perhaps?
Turn (131) Qd. Now I have the nut straight and the open ended straight-flush draw. I bet 75, another snap call. Hmmm Still thinking the range is largely sets at this point as the board is so wet. Maybe should have bet larger here? I thought the sizing was ok due to what I perceived as his range, draws still aren't getting correct price to justify call, but maybe should have bet a bit larger???
River (281) As. I bet 120 and he shoves for another 200. Hero?