It was about 4am, I was really tired, but was hoping for one more big hand before going to sleep. My image was mixed at the table, as I had changed things up at times. Some of the newer people at the table considered me tight (almost nitty) and aggressive (but I had been card dead for a while), whle others thought I was loose aggressive and prone to betting light, if not outright bluffing (I had successfuly triple barrel bluffed the big stack at the table, who was very tight and aggressive and highly skilled, and who I had been 3 betting a lot until he changed positions to my left).
I was dealth suited A2c UTG. I usually fold or raise here (usually fold), but the table was getting passive and I knew a limp would allow me to see the flop reasonably cheap. UTG+1 limped, somebody else limped, and the small blind raised raised to $80 (the pro I had been attcking). The 3 limpers (including me) called and we saw the flop.
The flop came 345 with 2 spades, 1 club. I was pleased to flop a straigt, but was leary of the board. I raised to $280. I figured if nobody hit, or had much of a draw, this would be sufficient to win the pot. It would also look weak, encouraging an inferior hand to re-raise me (which was what I was hoping for).
The UTG+1 player 3bet to about $640, the other 2 players folded. This type of sub 3x bet was typical at the table (many had played in the recent WSOP). The UTG+1 player was your typical young, tight(ish) aggressive pro(ish) player who mostly watched and listened to his iPad when he wasn't in a hand (I think he was used to internet poker and used the iPad to prevent boredom induced loose play). He was prone to 3-betting and, when he could, he would try to steal pots. He had gone all-in just once that night (on the flop, against a tight aggressive big stack who had shown strength pre-flop and flop, holding just
2nd top pair and a flush draw; he lost). He viewed me as an amateur on vacation (I was) and prone to folding to 3bets (against him I had folded to every one of his 3bets). At this point I had about $4k and he had about $6k.
I think he put me on an over-pair, maybe a straight or flush draw. I put him on 2-pair, a set, a straight or flush draw, and less likely air (though I didn't think he would do that with the pre-flop raiser still to act). I considered a higher straight, but I preferred one of the other holdings. I was not going to fold my straight, and was unhappy merely calling his 3 bet (then what? Check call? Check fold? Call and open bet on the turn?) It seemed likely that I was ahead, so I re-raised to $1800 (knowing this pot committed me). He briefly hesitated and then went all in. At this point I became worried, but I was getting better than 3:1 to make a call.
We ran it twice. What did he have, and did I screw up in how I played this hand?