$5/5 nlhe live cash game in Los Angeles, Buy in is from $300 to $1000. Normal table dynamic, Hero is new player to the table. STRADDLE POT.
HERO, UTG2, A ♠️ J ♠️ , $1K, new to the table, 1st hand really played after just folding few hands PF.
Villain1, $3K, BB, White Man on his mid 50s, very likely VIP (fun player), wearing a suit, not very regular in the game as i haven’t seems him in the last couple of weeks. I guess he was winning as he has 600bbs and the max buy in is 200bbs.
Villain2, CO, ~$1k, Reg in the last few weeks, white English man on his mid 20s, tight taking his spots mostly IP and likely competent as he is grinding this game everyday and buys 200bbs.
No specific reads but i’ve seen him playing mostly ABC the last couple days.
PREFLOP, STRADDLE $10 from UTG, HERO opens $30 UTG2 with A ♠️ J ♠️ , 4 players call. CO, SB, BB and UTG.
FLOP, 5pls, ~$150, A ♣️ 2 ♠️ 7 ♠️
3 checks to H which also checks, V2 (CO) bets $100, V1 (BB) and H both call.
-TBH i can’t remember why i checked that and i don’t like my check here. (this hand 1 to 2 weeks ago)
After V2 betting and V1 flatting i thought the best was also flatting as i have the "board covered” but i still don’t know if this was the right reason or if it’s a good thought…
I’m ranging V2 on at least top pair or a FD here OTF. very unlikely to be air betting into 4 pls.
V1 can have any pair imo, FDs and even a hand like K ♣️ J ♣️ with couple backdoors.
1)- Check this flop with only 1 player IP when checked to me, pretty bad right??
2)- As played, flatting the $100 is ok or would you check/raise now??
TURN, 3pls, $450, 7 ♦️
V2, H and V1 all check.
-Once i played the flop that way, i was lost just “auto pilot” checking to the agressor.
3)- Would you bet here?
RIVER, 3pls, $450, Q ♦️
V1 checks, HERO???
4)- Would you bet this river and how much and why?
FINAL BOARD A ♣️ 2 ♠️ 7 ♠️ 7 ♦️ Q ♦️
POT $450, H $870, V1 $2870, V2 $870