Originally Posted by Six Hurdles
Playing $200 NL trying to get a feel for the table that just started up. I limp from mp with suited K10 (3 limpers ahead). Two young guys who are pretty good friends are in the blinds. Small blind limps and bb raises to 27. Now, I'm saying squeeze and am happy to play my hand in position to this fellow, assuming everyone else will fold. The small blind shoves and his buddy 3 second folds. Now I'm in a shitty spot. I felt like this was a whipsaw.and was looking at atc here. I called and he showed 79o. I won but felt cheated. This limp/raise between these two happened like 6 times. Does this feel like collusion, and if so is there anything you can do about it?
The problem is that you way overvalued a shitty hand, regardless of what the outcome was. I assume you are playing live, and the best thing about playing live is that people suck and they are playing with more money than they would online because the minimum is higher. With 3 limpers, I can understand why you called as you were already getting 4.5:1 on your call, but calling the raise of 13bb getting 8:5 was terrible, especially with someone left to act behind you. What are you hoping to the flop to be? Broadway? Because other than that or a flopped boat, you have no clue where you are. Your King or 10 will be outkicked many times when you flop a pair, without the Ace on board you will only have the 2nd nut flush. Just fold.
As far as the move that he made, you could bring it up to management, but I know there are sometimes that when I have a friend at the table, I might(or he might) make moves like this just to joke around with him. Now in your hand above, I might make that same move against you. You showed no ambition to raise the hand up, which shows that you don't have a good hand in many cases. You're being as passive as can be, so if he pushes enough money in, surely someone wouldn't call with a crappy double gutter, would he? To be honest, I like his play a hell of a lot more than yours.
Not trying to beat you down, but this hand was played very poorly imo.