Been playing about an hour in 1/2 game, me and villian are both somewhat table captians. Villians gf is at the table, was a new game started up. Not, a ton of info, he is in the 1 she is in the 8, they have played a lot of hands together with opponents in the middle, she has shown down KhQh 3bet vs my CO raise I hero’d her down for a buy in. He is playing a good to on the line of overly LAG, but the table is playing tight so I liked his play style. He was straddling from late positions, raising a lot of his straddles, limp calling raises pre, 3 betting small, open entering 3-3.5x raises I qualified him as a thinking player.
There is some irony in this hand bc the last couple days I have been wanting to put overbetting into my turn range a lot more, have had a ton of success doing it on rivers with merged ranges of hands.
Effective stack sizes are Villian 500 Hero covers Villian GF $140
Villian opens to $6 utg +1
Hero CO flats QdJh (8 handed)
SB (Villian GF) flats
Check to Hero
Hero bets 12
Villian GF calls
Villian leads for 80 into like 52
My first instinct went to asking myself if he is doing this with a Td in his hand, I felt like that is probably the best card to bluff with in this spot because you block so many combos of the nuts, and nut draws. ATdd KTdd T8dd, I took probably 30-40 seconds and decided I don’t think I can flat, risk his girlfriend shoving and him rejamming me out of the pot if they are chopping winnings. They had been texting a ton back and forth (not during hands), but I def didn’t want to get in between them in pots.
I thought if I flat and she folds he was sizing it up to jam river as well, he at least has a T, I think T8s and KTs are in his flop checking range as well, however I just didn’t know if he would overbet turn with his KT hands. Thoughts?
I thought for 30-40 seconds and got to a spot where I was either going to bomb it in or fold, ended up folding, it ate at me pretty good I had to quit the session shortly after, I couldn’t get over the hand mentally and wasn’t going to play optimal against him after.
I fold to her, my J flipped up but dealer covered it, when it got to his girlfriend he said “I’ll show if you fold” which struck me as a bit of a fish move, his gf thought for 20 seconds or so and foldedd. I said you have the Td in your hand? he showed AhTd. He asked if I folded QJ and I said yes and he asked his gf if she had me beat and she said yes, but I didn’t believe her. She rips all sets on flop.
If we aren’t folding turn what is the best play?