Im playing in a weekday morning 1/2 $300 max game full of passive players the other day when this hand comes up. Table has no huge fish but not exactly a bunch of all stars either. Pots arent getting too big and nobodys really making moves. Not a lot of preflop raising.
Hero has $400 and should have a very solid image.
Villain 1 has $300 (30ish white male) has only been at the table for a few minutes but I've seen him around and he's not a maniac by any means. Doesn't strike me as a great player tho. very recreational.
Villain 2 has $200 is unknown mid 50's white guy
Villain 1 is UTG+1 and opens to $15 in a straddled pot. (straddler is a passive player fwiw) which is a strong raise so far for this table which has mostly been limp happy.
Villain 2 calls in MP
Villain 3 calls in CO
Hero wakes up with QQ in the BB and re-raises to $45 (too small???)
-I felt at the time that this raise was a little small but I also felt that if Villain 1 came over the top I would def be up against Aces or Kings and could get away from the hand.
All 3 villains call and the pot is $185
I have Villain 1 on a range of 88+,AK,AQs and assume hes set mining at this point with his pp's since my hand is largely defined.
Flop is T95 (two spades) pot $185
Hero bets $100 I feel at this point I get value from pocket jacks and If I get raised Im up against a set or maybe even aces. My thought is that my betting line is so strong (for this particular table) that I dont really expect anyone to make a move on me in here.
Villain 1 Min raises to $200 with about $55 behind (I dont think he does this with Jacks)
Villain 2 SNAP CALLS his whole stack $150
Villain 3 folds
At this point im going to have to get in $255 more here...pot is $635
I assume I CAN't be good here and fold.
Villain 1 shows A6 of spades
Villain 2 shows unsuited AT and my head explodes when board bricks out and a pair of tens wins
Without being too results oriented I ask if I should have just stuck it in based on SPR alone.
I know to be a good player you have to throw the best hand away sometimes but It really tough to get out of 1/2 if your throwing away $600 pots