Im new so take it easy on me please, I dont know if 100/200 is the correct forum for this please correct me if I am wrong. Im going to do my best to describe the hand and my reasoning for doing what I did and let me know if my lines of thinking are on par with Good ABC poker or tell me Im a complete donkey either way dont matter, I can take it..
Ok, So $1-$2 NL live play
Im on the table for about 1 hour, Im on the button full ring table. I havent played too many hands thus far, but took a stab at a few pots and took them down with semi bluffs (flopped middle button) so Im ahead about $100 at this point.
So here is the hand and once again correct me if I post it wrong;
Hero: about $300 in chips OTB
Villian about $300 in chips MP
We get about 4 limpers, gets to me.
Folds to the first MP player ( guy has not entered many pots at this point so seems to be playing fairly conservative)
RR to $25
So Im figuring him for a fairly decent hand T-T through AK, not really worried about KK AA cause I figured he would have raised it up a bit more than $15 with those holdings.
Everyone folds to me and I call the extra $15 with the strategy to push him a bit on the flop and folding if I encountered any resistance if I didnt hit a monster on the flop. I did not want to 3 bet with J J and dont think I wanted to represent that type of range or loose 3 betting and I knew I was most likely behind. (I figured the pot odds as this, 10$ from limpers and BB's, $10 from me, $25 from villian for a $45 pot giving me 3 to 1 pot odds)
Ok so flop comes:
So now we got some issues here...I flop top set with a flush draw and straight draw on the board and this is going through my mind ( How the hell do I play this hand without getting sucked out on but extract value...Im fairly sure he did not RR with 9 T , but I am worried about K A
at this point, but I still figured him for an overpair.)
Raises $25 ( about 50% of the pot which I was expecting
RR to $75
(making the pot $160 so keeping his pot odds to about 3 to 1) My reasoning for the bet was this: I wanted to make the most money off my hand without scaring him off and figured if I raised more, he would pretty much know the strength of my hand, but figured he would view a $50 raise as a semi bluff and put me on a draw or JK-JA.
Ok, at this point Im thinking big pair or nut flush draw for his hand. Middle to bottom set would be nice too, but based on his play and PFR, not so much of an issue.Either way, he is in for 1/3 of his stack at this point and Im fairly sure if a safe card comes on the turn he is gonna either push of raise a fair amount.
Now let me interject here for a second and give you some back ground of the hand right before this. He saw me play the hand right before this fairly aggressively when I flopped middle pair and re-raised from the cut off after a PFR. When the villain folded, I made a comment to the effect of "I was betting air"..Now I dont know if he bought into the BS i was trying to sell my making that comment, but I was fairly sure I was behind on that particular hand and stole the pot. So Im thinking he would see my RR at this point as a bluff and call no matter what I put up there(I know I probably think I am better than I actually am at this point and Im ok with you guys telling me that and I can LOL@myself
So the turn comes:
Giving a board of
waits about 10 seconds and R $90 making the pot about $300
I wait 10-20 seconds, count off $90, then restack it and shove all in. My theory here is "get it all in while Im good" if I get flushed I get flushed..And was sure he was going to shove anyhow, and wanted to shove first while I was good cause if a
hit on the river, I would have had a little more of a decision to make.
waits about 1 minute or so, and calls.
How was my play and how was my reasoning?