2/5 game in SoCal. Villain is early 50s in a harley davidson shirt, rec player. Game started 20 minutes ago, this is my first hand.
Hero opens 20 in MP holding Q♦
Villain thinks for 5 seconds, looks like he wants to raise, then just calls on the button, SB calls. SB is middle-aged asian, seemed loose. $450 effFlop ($65): 9♦ 6♦ T♠
What is my play here? Checking seems weak, check-calling seems even worse so cbetting seemed like the best option as we can call most cb raises if we get raised & we can double barrel alot of turn cards. Opinion on this line of thinking?SB checks, Hero bets $45
, Villain thinks for about 5 seconds again, asks how much my bet is (he knows exactly how much it is) and then verbalizes his bet: "100 on top".
Based on experience, I think the asking how much the bet is when it's a small amount is strong but his "100 on top" was weak in the way he said it and the sizing itself is weak. AA,KK are obviously out of his range, so QQ or JJ but I block one Q. I think he would make it bigger with JJ so taking this out as well at this point. I put him on AK,AQ,AJ, maybe with one diamond. If he had 2 diamonds with 2 over, I think the sizing would also be bigger to realize fold equity, but then we assume he knows all of these things.. rec players tend to make bigger bets with bigger hands so seems my thinking is valid? Hero
thinks for about 10 seconds and calls
Shoving here is definitely overplaying and it's so rare that players raise a cbet and then fold. If he was a younger wannabe-pro, maybe that could happen but this player would rather overplay his own hand than fold here. I don't think he has air and just decided to: " take it away from me" because my cb wasn't weak in terms of sizing, position or number of players.Turn ($355): 8♥
I think shoving here is the only play really. We hit a great turn card, not the best, but still great. If he now somehow has a straight, I can still hit my flush and now it is very hard for him to call with any value hand that raised the flop except a set.Hero shoves
, $285 to call for Villain. Villain goes in the tank for more than 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, Hero says: "You know there are no cameras rolling right now?". Villain seems annoyed at this remark, tanks for another 30 seconds and
After the hand:
Villain later, after we are on good terms again, says he folded J♦ T♦ which I find hard to believe but would explain his pre-flop pausing. It turned out later he played all of his buttons loosely with quite a few 3bets mixed in.