Originally Posted by cbayly12
Whats up with small raise from the SB? Standard here for me is 35-45, not sure if you play in a tighter game though.
Did you not account for all 10xd type of hands? ATd, QTd, JTd, etc are probably a big portion of his range when he quickly calls the turn.
River IMO is probably just a check/fold. If the river was a diamond that didn't pair the T, I might bet/fold, but that river destroys you.
Thanks for all comments again, didn't expect to get this much traffic.
Yeah, I can see the argument for too small of a pre-flop raise. Wasn't the tightest table but wasn't very loose either. 20-25 was standard pre-flop for most. Playing out of position is definitely a very weak part of my game, and maybe this is where I could do better with another caller I probably do make it a little more, just didn't think it was necessary. 30-35 probably would have been better, IMO 40+ would price everything but better hands out.
I have really been trying to work on making effective bet amounts and I can see pre-flop being a little bigger.
Villain had not been calling many pre-flop raises. He had called a few of mine though, especially after the hand with the flush I mentioned in the OP. The other two guys were somewhat looser.
Any thought on betting river? Pot control/blocker type bet? I'm not one to usually make these bets but it seems like a spot for one.