Hero - $500 with a decent image - doubled up recently (and some)
V1 - $300 old white guy, lives in this poker room practically - definitely tight
V2 - $200 loose young guy
V2 limps UTG. Hero opens to $11 with A♥ K♣ UTG+1. Folds to V1 in SB along with V2.
Flop: A♠ 7♠ A♣ (pot $35)
Checks to hero who bets $20. V1 and V2 call.
Turn: 6♥ (pot $95)
Checks to hero who bets $40. V1 raises to $120 and V2 folds. Hero calls
River: Q♦ (pot $335)
V1 shoves for ~$140. Hero folds.
What do you guys think about this line? I'm brand new to the site and am looking for any and all feedback. A lot of the concepts frequently discussed here are either new to me or still sinking in.
Here are some thoughts on my play after looking back:
- I probably should have bet a little bigger maybe $25 on the flop - I suspect this doesn't have a huge impact though
- Same story on the turn - to be honest I intended to bet about half the pot or a little more but I guess in the moment I just lost track of the size of the pot
-Pre flop I'm definitely putting V1 on a mid pair - I think that's a HUGE part of his range. I'm also thinking maybe AQ or a suited A10+ but I think this guy is too tight to play AJ here. Given this range when he check raised the turn I just thought he was screaming 7s, or maybe 6s. I feel like if I made a big mistake here it's just calling the turn. Should I have just made a decision here and either shoved or folded?
I ended up folding face up cus I think this guy respects me and would show me what he had when he saw me fold AK. He goes "that's what you had?? I had the same hand - I didn't think you had an A" and flips up AK. I didn't feel too bad about the fold at the time because I really think AK is the bottom of this guy's range there but maybe you guys can show me some reasons this fold was too nitty.
Also when he said "I didn't think you had an ace" it kind of opened my mind up. I realized I didn't consider for one second how he would play any of his Ax hands and how he would have to think it unlikely I have the case A. Part of this is just me thinking out loud but I'm just hoping to get some discussion going.