Originally Posted by DesertCat
20 HE. Loose passive limper limps in MP, i raise button with A7ss, BB and limper call. Flop 8c2c2h, check, check, i bet, BB raises, limper folds.
BB is a very aggressive thinking player who stares down her opponents with such determination it seems as if she is planning to suck the marrow from their bones and cast their corpses on the enormous pile of weak players she has broken.
i call. Turn is 3d, she bets, i fold to save my remaining marrow.
Hmmm - okay, let's say that instead of said intimidating asian lady, it's me.
I'm in the BB. Some dorky fish limps in MP. Then YOU, a tight player raises OTM. I'm in the BB and I look down at A
I'm not folding a suited ace in a limit game for one bet like ever, so I call, and fully expect the dorkus fish to call too.
Now then, the flop comes:
Oh awsomeness. Not only do I have the FRUSH draw, but I have a stellar bluffing opportunity. I was in the BB so a deuce is well within my range.
Before I start chasing down my frush though I'd really like to know that no one has a boat yet. And to find out, I may end up winning the pot immediately.
So I check, dorcus the fish checks, so I am no confident that HE does not have a deuce nor pocket 88.
Then it goes to that clever guy on the button and he makes a BET! Hmm... well, I had better find out if that was a c bet with air, or something of real strength.
Okay, I still like my frush draw, and so calling here is silly, first things first, I check raise! Best semi bluff in the world - I rep a deuce, and if I get called, I realize I have to tread carefully going forward - but even if I am called on this flop, I might even get a free card checking the turn. And the ADDED benefit - if the flush does come, the fact that I C-raised the flop will make people LESS suspicious that I actually have a frushy!
I check raise WEEE!
Oh darn, goofball folded. Guess he had his usual junk, no biggy. And the gentleman on the button folds too - well, I guess he had an ace, no pair - I suspected as much. I take down yet another pot. Wonder if I was bluffing with the best hand?
NOW, I'm not saying that's the thought process of said Asian woman - but I think it is a possible thought process for an aggressive player that can see through the game as you described her.
As an aside - if you three bet her more often in this spot, she might take a different line against you.