If our mp3 players shocked us with a high voltage whenever we missed value then I would have experienced some mild pain after my river play on this hand.
This was a new table that formed and we were on the first orbit. Table max is actually $300 but I "sneak" $320 on whenever I come in. Dealers rarely notice and it's a psychological thing for me. Whenever my stack is below the max buy-in it tends to bother me, primarily because I think i have a huge edge deep and I will miss value against other deep stacks. Does anybody else do this?
In terms of this hand, I certainly got a little lost. I paused quite a bit on the flop and on the turn and definitely considered the fact that I may be no good. His river check is textbook Bart Hanson green light for hero to bet. Based on the way Villain plays the hand I think when we reach the river villain can never have a Jack, a ten, or pocket 3s. I will explain why after the hand, also I spaced out the results in case you do not want to see them until after reading through. There is one concept that this brings up which also confuses me: This seems like a classic bet-fold on the river except that we have .5 SPR, what do you do when you're in a bet-fold situation and you have .5 SPR?
Live $1/$2 Mohegan Sun
Villain: (UTG) $310 (middle-aged white male, in casual work clothes, recreational player)
Hero: (MP1) $315
Hero has [Ac Ad]
Preflop: Villain raises to $10 UTG, UTG+1 Calls, Fold, Hero 3-bets to $30, Folds back to Villain who calls.
(Heads up, hero in position)
Flop: ($58) [ Jd Ts 3c ]
Villain checks, Hero bets $30, Villain check-raises to $65, Hero calls $35
Turn: ($187) [ Jd Ts 3c ] Th
Villains bets $55, Hero calls $55
River: ($298) [ Jd Ts 3c Th ] Js
Villain checks, Hero tanks and checks
Results: $298 pot
Final Board: J T 3 T J (rainbow on turn)
Villain shows QQ
Hero wins with AA
I don't believe Villain can have a Jack because he will always bet the river. I don't think villain can have a ten because he would never checkraise the flop with only a ten unless its JT which isn't possible because of my first sentence. He cannot have 33 because he would not have raised 5x preflop with 33. Although 33 makes sense as a check-raise, bet, check the preflop play excludes it. Therefore, I believe we should always be value-betting this river, we both have .5 SPR and I think we can get paid off with anything under a shove.
P.S. Bart please get some plugins that allow us to use icons for the suits as well as spoiler tags and html tags??? I'm sure someone has brought this up but I'm just thoroughly going through the forum now.