So I've been watching a lot of CLP lately and I'm convinced that if you play 5-5 or 5-10 and you're not watching CLP, you're falling way behind.
My game has improved so much in the last few months. I think the following hand is a good demonstration of that.
5-5 NL $1k cap
Effective stacks around $600
I'm in the cutoff with JJ.
Two limpers and I make it $30.
Blinds fold and the limpers call.
Flop is KK4 rainbow.
Limpers check and I bet $60
One limper calls and one limper folds.
Turn is a 2. Limper checks and I check behind. I figure if I'm ahead, I'm not too worried about giving a free card. If I'm behind, I'm crushed. Your thoughts on the turn check?
The river is another King.
So final board of: K K 4 2 K
The limper checks.
Now the old me would have checked behind.
But this time, a little avatar of Bart Hanson appeared on my shoulder and started screaming, "Value bet, value bet, value bet!"
Then, over on my other shoulder an avatar of my old friend named Nitty Ned appeard and said, "Check behind! He's got the case king! He's setting a trap and you're about to fall right in it! Arrrrghhhhhh! Panic!"
Nitty Ned then wet himself.
I decide to value bet $100.
The limper hems and haws a bit and finally calls.
My Jacks are good and I take it down. And an extra $100 that I never would have had before goes into my stack.
P.S. Later he told me he had a pocket pair. Probably something like 66 or 77, I'm guessing.
P.P.S. Feel free to comment on how the hand was played.