It is a 2/5 home game with lots of whales.
It is button straddle for $15. I have no read on villain. effective stack $1600.
SB (villain) calls $15, BB raises to $40, hero on UTG 3bets to $110 with Q♥ Q♦ , everyone folds, SB calls, BB calls,
Pot ($345), flop: J♠ 7♠ 4♥ , SB bets $100, BB folds. I think, since it is a way ahead, way behind situation, I just opted to call. In my view, villain called the straddle and then called again my 3bet. he could have PP for set mining.
pot($545), turn 9♣ . villain bets $175, hero calls.
river($895), river J♣ . villain bets $250. I think to myself, what could I beat here? if he had a J now I'm beat. if he had a set I'm beat. he could not have KK or AA.
On the river bets, I usually prefer to consider my opponent tendencies and frequencies rather than calculating the pot odds. I know I should call $250 to win a $895+$250+$250 pot but:
1- I had never seen him to be so excited donking 3 barrels
2- the only hand I beat is a busted flush draw. but what suited cards he calls the straddle and calls the 3bet again?
So I decided to fold!
your comments are much appreciated as usual.