1st hand I play of my session
Villain in SB I have played with a couple times, I have seen him play pretty aggressive post flop in the past, willing to put pressure on players when checked to with air / weak showdown hands
Effective $500, I open J♣ J♠ to $20 UTG, MP, SB, BB call
Flop ($80) Q♠ Q♥ 9♣ checks to me I bet 60, sb calls
Turn ($200) T♥ sb checks, I check
River ($200) 5♦ sb bets $100, Hero?
This is a very common situation that I have the most trouble with, I am preflop and flop aggressor but get bet into on river from oop opponent with marginal hand
I wasn't sure if this hand was worth cbetting flop with 3 others in hands but I figured my range is strong opening from Utg, the board isn't super wet, and I can get value from 9x, TT, and straight draws as well as being 2nd last to act so I decided to go for some flop value. Turn I contemplated firing a 2nd barrel as we pick up some equity but didn't think I would really be getting much value from anything so decide to check it back and keep pot small. River was not really sure what to make of opponents bet. I didn't put opponent on a lot of Qx here as I thought he would raise flop to set up stacks, however there is not a lot I beat besides KT, JT, and 9x
Effective $400, I open A♠ A♣ to $20 utg, hj and bb call
Flop ($60) K♣ Q♠ 3♠ I bet $40, hj calls
Turn ($140) 3♦ I bet $85, hj calls
River ($310) 4♦ Hero?
Villain had been playing pretty tight preflop and post flop, on river here I think we are good a vast majority of time so I thought going for 3 streets of value here is no problem. We are only really losing to KK, QQ, and 33 that I could honestly put in villains range and crushing all his Kx hands as we counterfeit KQ on turn. Two questions 1) did I miss value on turn with my bet of $85 and 2) As played what should river bet sizing be to get opponent to call with Kx?
Effective $1k btn straddle, sb limps, I hold A♦ K♣ in BB I complete. only because Btn is aggressive 5/10 reg who I felt was going to open his straddle and I did not feel like playing a bloated pot out of position, of course he checks his straddle
Flop ($30) A♠ 7♠ T♣ sb leads for $25, I call, btn folds
Turn ($80) 5♥ sb bets $75, I call
River ($230) A♣ sb bets $150, hero?
Preflop I definitely think this is an open in retrospect but obviously at the time I didn't think so nor was I on my A game during this session. Flop I contemplated raising for value from worse Ax but decided to just call, Turn I was concerned with opponents pot sized bet as he had not shown to do this in previous orbits which led me to believe he was pretty strong here, obviously river is a good card for us but I was torn between a call and raise here. I though this villain who is same from hand one opens AQ, maybe AJ, he could have some suited Ax in his sb limp range but $150 is a pretty sizeable bet amount which leads me to believe he is strong here and going for value, Flush draws and 89 do miss here so not really sure what the best decision is here