1 / 2 NL at local casino.
Villain ($235) is a semi reg in 50’s male that usually buys in short for $60, sometimes $100 and will raise pre-flop with premium hands and get it in if he hits. And he’ll limp with pocket pairs to set mine. I would say consider him weak tight.
History with villain tonight – hero stacked him (roughly $90) when 10 high flop came and hero bet w/ AT and he re-raised all-in w/ KT.
Second hand with villain – hero in bb w/ Q8, UTG, villain and 2 more limpers. Flop 8 high, hero bets out $10, UTG and villain call. Turn is A. Hero and UTG check and villain bets $25. Hero folds and UTG and villain showdown and villain wins w/ J8. Prior to this hand villain had doubled up his rebuy by hitting a set. The J8 really surprised me since I only recall seeing him showdown with sets and high cards. So, he’s definitely opened up his usually tight range with his bigger stack.
Hero ($285) is 40’s female reg – probably perceived as weak tight also but villain knows I’ll c-bet and take stabs at the pot from position.
The hand in question:
Villain (UTG) and one limper and hero limps on button w/ 8
. SB completes and BB checks. I didn’t raise pre-flop because SB who’s got a huge stack has been somewhat of a maniac raising and re-raising with ATC.
Flop ($10) 9
– checks around and hero bets $10. SB calls and Villain calls.
Turn ($40) T
, checks around and hero bets $25, SB folds, villain raises to $100 and has about $125 behind. Hero?
So, I’ve got second pair with OESFD. It’s $75 to call and the pot is approx $165. I don’t believe villain is ever folding to a shove here since almost half his stack is already in the pot. I think two pair and sets are his likely holdings. Not sure if he’d take this line with a draw.
So is this a fold, call or shove?