$1/$1, $100 stacks effective.
I am UTG and straddle for $2. Folds around to the villain in the SB, who completes. BB completes, and I check with Ac6d.
Villain is a pretty aggressive, smart player.
Two checks to me, and I bet $3. Villain calls, BB folds. (Pot $12)
Turn [Qc6d2s] 6h
Villain checks and I bet $6, he checkraises to $21.
I think he has a 6 here a lot, (most of which I obv beat with an A) but also quite a few bluffs. I decide to just call for 2 reasons: 1) If he has a bluff, he's not calling a 3bet, but 2) He is aggressive enough to fire again if I just call. (Pot $54)
River [Qc6d2s 6h] 10s
Villain bets $40, I ship for $75 total, he calls and tables 22.
Question: Is this just a cooler, or did I miss something somewhere?
Second hand: $1/$1, $130 effective stacks.
1 limp to me, and I raise it to $5 (standard raise at the table) from the button with 8h9h. SB and BB calls, limper folds. SB (Villain) is a good player, capable of hand reading and assigning accurate ranges. My image is TAG.
Villain bets $9, BB calls. I think villain mostly has a jack here, but I think I can get him off of it later in the hand if overcards or a spade comes. He would have 3 bet preflop with AJ, and I don't think he leads with a set because he knows I will Cbet this board a lot from the button. He could have a spade draw, but I don't think he donks into the raiser with that. BB is a huge spot, and is super aggro with any good piece of a board, so I give him a 4 or a 5 at best. (Pot $42)
Turn [4s5sJc] 6d
Two checks to me. Now I actually have a draw to a hand, and I don't want to get blown off if he *does* have a big hand. I would also check a real spade draw here, so I check.
River [4s5sJc 6d] Ks
Check, check to me. I bet $30. Villain tanks for a while and calls with 7s8d for the nut straight. (BB folds)
-Is this a +EV bluff, or was I screwed from the start?
-Does he call with Jx?
Villain and I talked about the hand later, and he said he called because it was the K of spades, and it killed so many of my combos that raise preflop and are spades. Is that a reasonable line of thinking? I know it throws out AsKs, KsQs, and KsJs (all of which I'd raise the button with), but I still have a lot of lower suited connectors and suited aces in my range I think.