2/5 NL $500 max buyin
Villain 1 ($500) Younger kid. I didn't have a ton of reads on him as he was fairly new to the table, but he played pretty straightforward. I don't remember him being in any big pots. He wasn't a regular - your typical rec player. I seriously doubt he's setting up some kind of fancy play.
Villain 2 ($600) Possibly a reg that hasn't been here in a while b/c he's talking to people. Not terribly aggro, but has been raising somewhat frequently in LP so he seems to be somewhat competent. V2 has been complaining about fish making stupid plays or basically anyone playing in a way he doesn't like, which I'm assuming an actual good winning player wouldn't be doing. I think this comes into play in the hand because he looks down on other players (including me) so he's not going to want to call his stack off and look foolish to a "fish."
Hero ($540) I was playing fairly aggressive from late position. I iso-raised a few times and mostly took pots down without showdown. I lost a little back when I got in a 3b pot 3 ways with a big pair but an ace flopped and I folded. For some reason after that hand V2 seems to have decided I'm a bad player, but I don't think he necessarily wants to go after me.
UTG straddles $10
Villain 2 (CO) calls
Hero (Button) Q
Villain 1 (BB) calls
It's a little speculative of a call but there were some shorter stacks and raising this bloats the pot and makes it hard for me to cbet and take it down. There were some bad players and I'm confident enough in my postflop play to see a flop. Maybe it's a mistake
SB checks, V1 bets $35, MP1/2 fold, Villain 2 calls $35, Hero raises to $150, V1 folds, V2 calls $115 more
V2 thought for a while, muttered to himself and eventually called
Curious what you guys think of this raise. Here's my reads.
I think V1 has SOMETHING to bet into a large field. The board is really wet though, and I think he would bet more with a hand like 2 pair or a set of 4's b/c rec players are terrified of getting flushed b/c they can't fold. There's a good chance he has 10 or something like that.
I think V2 raises 10's preflop and MAYBE 8's. If he had 10-8s or a set I think he raises the flop both for value and to charge the draws. When he calls I think he often has either a ten or some kind of draw.
My 8 could be good some of the time, but I think vs 2 opponents it's less likely to be good. But I have great equity vs really anything but a set and sets are unlikely.
If V1 had shoved back it's kind of sick b/c I think that would be a set almost always. I'd have to do the math. If V2 backraise shoves I think he often has something like the NFD or a combo draw that didn't raise first in that I"m ahead of, so I'd get it in.
When V2 called, I planned to basically shove any turn except maybe a 10. I'd have to think about an ace b/c that gives the NFD top pair. I just don't see him calling OOP with a value hand.
V2 checks, hero shoves $380?
Not a great card as 97 gets there, but unless he had 97
I don't know if he even calls open ended. I don't think he has a set, and I don't really think he has top 2.
I think a shove folds out basically all 1 pair hands, and if he has a draw I'm actually fine either way. He's getting 2-1 but a hand like K
has 30% equity. I'm fine with him folding out his equity getting 2-1 or with him getting $400 in when i'm a 2-1 favorite.
I think my line is totally consistent with how random fish play sets which apparently is what villain thinks I am.