$2/5 $1000 max buyin NL
Hero ($500) just sat down about 15-20 minutes ago from another table. Haven't played with villain before. Had a little conversation with him, but didn't really talk poker. The game is down to 7-6 handed so I opened a few times from later position. Probably don't look like an aggro maniac or something but don't have a nitty image. No showdowns yet.
Villain ($1500) Might be a reg - not sure. Seems fairly active and/or aggro. He called 64s pre in a raised pot from the bb, flop T97r got checked through, he donked like $70 into $100 on a 5 turn giving him open ended to kinda a crappy straight draw and called a raise to $175 (guy started with about $500). He hit a 3 and shoved the river and got called by a set. I've also seen him fire multiple barrels as the PFR several times and he had a few where he bet very large on the river. The only one I saw at showdown was the 64 hand. Seems on the aggressive side but I don't know. I only have about 30 mins of observations (in a shorthanded game though).
I think it was 7 handed with maybe 1 guy sitting out. My $20 opens were not getting calls so i dropped it to $15
Folds to me in CO
Hero (CO) Qs 9s raises to $15
Villain (Button) calls $15
BB calls $15
Flop: 9c 9d 5s
BB checks, Hero bets $25, villain calls, BB folds
Turn: 9c 9d 5s Kh
Hero checks, villain bets $60, hero calls
River: 9c 9d 5s Kh 6d
Hero checks, villain bets $150, hero shoves for ~$250 more? Hero calls?
Maybe this is too weird of a line
I thought villain sometimes would raise trip 9's on the flop although it's very dry. So I think a lot of the time he's going to show up with a low to medium PP, maybe some kind of gutshot, or maybe an ace high hand he thinks is good. I thought he also might float 2 random overs since I'm probably cbetting anything on this board.
Normally I'd just bet again, but the king is such a good barrel card that I thought he'd fold a lot of his pp's and if he floated me he probably just folds to another bet. I could bet and hope to get raised by a nine, but I just don't think a nine is necessarily a huge part of his range. If I check, I think he's always betting trip 9's, if he ran into a king he probably bets for value (he doesn't seem to have a problem betting) and he might bet random floats or bluffs. He could be running hot, but he also could be a bluffy guy for all I know at this point.
78 gets there on the river but I don't think he has that very much. I thought a bet/check/bet line looks too strong. I almost bet the river, but I thought if I check he probably still bets a king, definitely bets trip 9's and might bluff again if he's inclined to bluff. When he bets $150 I think now there's a real possibility he does have trip 9's.
Is shoving the river as played an overplay? My line looks really bizarre - it's almost like I should have quad 9's or KK kings full here if I do that. K9 is less likely because of the king. He absolutely could have A9s or maybe A9o, but people also like to play hands like Q9s-97s and sometimes J9-98o for a call in position, and is he really going to fold T9s to a river check raise? Pot would be around $750, $250 to call so he'd be getting 3-1 and in practice are guys really folding trips in this spot? If he somehow has KJ my line is so weird might he even call?
Maybe one of my leaks is taking really weird lines against people I perceive as regs or aggro, so if this is terrible please let me know it.