*edited. Thanks for those tips.
I'm new to the forums and never ever posted about hand history anywhere so please hang in there with me lol but I just had a hand come up at Parx yesterday and thought I'd share.
The game is $2/5nl 200bb game at Parx Casino.
I'm in MP with pocket 8's and have 900 effective. I just took a beat a hand earlier and lost 300.00 (AQ with top two pair and a guy rivered his gutter to a straight)
A loose aggressive player, mid 30's with around 1300.00 raised to $20.00 from UTG
Another guy who was UTG+1 also mid 30's who seemed pretty snug and lost 1k earlier just rebought for another 1k called the $20.00
I looked down at two black eights. I figured what the hell and called. (bad move?)
Everyone else folded and we went to the flop
Q♥ 9♣ 5♦
The UTG guy checks, The UTG+1 guy checks and I decided to check.
The turn was the 8♥
This obviously brought J10 for the straight and backdoor heart possibilities.
The aggressive UTG checked (being passive this hand)
The UTG+1 guy checked
I bet $45.00 (Was this too small?)
The UTG guy folded
The UTG+1 guy check raised to $120.00
I tanked for awhile. I was considering he had j10, maybe KQ? Or some heart draw and running a bluff? Maybe 9s??
I decided to flat the $120.00
The river brought an off suit 9
The UTG+1 guy comes out and bets $55.00
I found this to be odd. Why such a small bet? Was this one of those bets that Bart talks about where they're scared? A blocker bet?
I decided to raise and made it $175.00
He thought for about 1min and made it a flat $400.00
I tanked for a few minutes and asked if he had Q9 and rivered a boat? He was dead still.
I ended up calling for the $225.00 more and he had Q9.
I guess my question(s) are;
Should I have just called the $55.00 river bet with my full house? Should I have folded for the $225.00 more? Should I have even been in the damn hand with two 8s? lol
If he bet anymore money, like made it $700.00. I def would have folded.
Thanks guys! I hope this was legible.