Commerce 5/10 5-1500 buy in.
Had an interesting couple of hands against a guy I thought was decent but after playing with him for hours found out he is just BAAAAD.
Hand #1 Double paired board..
Tight player who will raise broadway and any pair raises from ep to standard 50 ov7er a straddle. 4 callers including me in sb I have 4♦ 4♣ Hero has around $1700 and villain has me covered.
Flop is 3♣ 3♥ 8♠
checks to Villain and he bets $65.. this is just tiny!!! folds to me I decide to call. I have a plan to rep the 3 potentially or scare cards that might come out on a bad run-out.. I thought about raising but I wasnt sure if that would necessarily be as believable as a turn check raise or betting a scarier board.
Turn 5♣ I check he checks..
River 8♠ so the final board is 33858.. well I doubt my hand is good it could be but I decide to bet $200 just to be on the safe side. I think my line is completely believable for and 8 ..
villain tanks forever.. but calls.. has 57 os.. ok.. Turns out this guy likes to make these tiny bluffs but also is basically a calling station. Not sure if a check raise would have worked but hey..
Hand #2 Deja Vu'
This hand is like maybe an hour after hand 1. Hero has about $2000 in this hand Villain has lost some $$ and is around $1300.. I am in late mp and open to $35 with 9♦ 8 ♦ I get 3 callers. $140 in the pot.
Flop 3♣ 3♠ 5♣ hmm.. seems a bit familiar.. checks to me I check and btn checks..
Turn 9♥ checks to me I bet $75 .. folds to villain who now raises to $175.. I think he is FOS.. who double checks to check raise a 3?? especially on a 9.. if it was any broadway card or an A sure.. I think he is likely to have a flush draw or some kind of draw and is just trying to get me to fold..
I call pretty quickly pot is now $470.. River 9♣ nice river!! ha ha.. so he checks and last time I bet $200 and he caught me bluffing .. but this time I am not going to let him off the hook that easy. So I bet $300.. I probably could have bet even more.. but I wanted a call. he tanks for over 2 minutes calls. and I am good.. he he.. he didnt show so I really dont know if he had a 3 or not.. as I said I think its more likely he was on a flush draw simply because he is NOT putting me on a 9 and if he had a 3 I think he would have value bet that on the river.. or he just thought I would try to bluff him again.. NOT..
So what do you think of the two hands? Do you think I could have bet say $400 on the river on the second hand? Even more??? Its been an adjustment getting used to the bigger sizing in 5/10 and want to make sure that even though these bets seem pretty big to me that they are..