Originally Posted by PFunkaliscious
the only thing that I do not like about the play is that the shove on the flop looks too bluffy and if he has a pair, he might be able to pick it off. If you c-bet 85, that looks much much stronger, like you are trying to get value from your overpair. If he shoves, so what? you are calling 55 to win 400.
IF he hero called here with AQ... sigh.
This is solid.
The V is often much better playing post flop than most people give him credit for and this is especially so in the area of picking up on player post flop tendencies. They often have outsized egos and love to pick off bluffs. You see them win a lot of medium sized pots at showdown with second pair because they know where they are in the hand at all times and they are picking up almost all of the dead money in a session. At the same time, they know when to get away from hands as well.
If you play your repped hand (AA/KK) face up post flop, you will give him less opportunity to pick off your bluffs (a shove looks a lot like AK/medium pairs - but especially AK here) so you widen his calling range to include any pair including 22.
I have seen these guys come and go over the years and what normally burns them is playing bigger games where more competent players burn them, table games, bad BR management, drugs and life etc.
They actually have some mad keen skills at small games where they can crush but their life leaks get in the way.
This hand was a good example.... the V played the hand well and let the H level himself into oblivion.