Originally Posted by ProGuy
oh and he had just sat down so I had zero history on him.
Originally Posted by zek
Right then is when you ask yourself has the player been playing well or are they a donkey.
He said he had no read on him, so no clue on playing well or not...
First thing I noticed was that your initial raise was a bit high. 9BB raise with two limpers? I would say a 5BB would be more adequate against an unknown. If you knew that they were loose passive, then a bit bigger raise of say 7BB would be fine because you have a strong hand.
Second...if you put him on a set of 8's then why were you still calling and raising? He wasn't going to fold on that flop when his set hit, he wasn't going to fold on the turn when he hit the boat, and he wasn't going to fold on the river with the boat(Zeebo's Theorum). You had a good hand here and I'm not necessarily saying that you were wrong with all of the plays, but you saying you put him on the set makes no sense with how you played the hand afterward.
The min raise would put me on high alert as well because many weaker players use this as a value bet.