Saturday night at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh
Full-ring game, $1/$3 100 BB cap
V1 SB ($350): No history. Played many hands pre. Fairly passive post. Has folded to all previous pre-flop 3-bets.
V2 BB ($520): Hero has some history w/ villain. Plays trashy hands in position aggressively. Chases draws until the river (weak or strong). Tends to c/r anything over 1-pair if OOP. Recently stacked opponent after raising and 4-betting all-in w/ QJs UTG. Out-flopped pocket 9s
V3 UTG ($380): No history. He's re-bought 4 times in the 2 hrs I've been at the table. Seems to over-commit w/ top pair.
Hero UTG+1 ($465): Winning image. Only went to showdown with 4 hands, showing premium holdings. 3-bet at least 5-6 hands during session, only one went to showdown. Has not limped unless in the blind. This will be the 3rd straight hand I raise.
V3 in UTG raises to $10. Hero in UTG+1 raises to $30 w/ K♦ K♣ . Folds to V1 and V2 who call in the blinds.
Pot after rake: $115
Flop: 2♦ 8♦ 2♣
Action checks to Hero who C-bets $45.
Considerations for small c-bet: V1 and V3 tend to think in absolute rather than relative $$. Encouraging smaller pocket pairs to call or even raise, as well as pull in some broadway combos that are willing to peel. Also, I feel any standard c-bet of say $75-90 will scare off anything but possibly Nut flush draws and 99+.
V1 practically min-raises to $100. Both V2 and V3 call. Pot is $460
Hero? Is this a shove? What are we up against?
H $390 remaining