Hero (£250) in BB. White middle-aged guy dressed like a banker, probably viewed as a reasonably solid regular.
Table is reasonably aggressive for £1/1. There are two or three people that love to attack what they think is 'dead money'.
Villain (£200): In MP. Complete unknown. He only sat down about three hands ago, zero reads.
I'm in the BB with A
. It's a straddled pot (£2) and half the table limps; I just complete in the BB.
Flop (£12): 5
I'm first to act. I've flopped gin. I know that betting out here into a gadzillion people looks kinda ridiculous, and I could reasonably expect some of the LAGs to attack what looks to be a ripe board, but I want to build a pot since I know I'll still get callers. I lead out for £8.
Five people call
Turn (£52) 5
I bet out £40. Folds to villain; he confirms the bet with the dealer, thinks about it for a few seconds, then calls. Everyone else folds.
Villain didn't raise preflop and hasn't raised me here, so I dismiss big pocket pairs. I also think sets and two-pair hands would raise, so I put him on some sort of draw.
River (£132): 5
Villain has a little over a pot-sized bet left. I am debating a bet/fold, check/call, or check/fold.