Originally Posted by titans4ever
How do you ever put someone in middle position raising on a hand like 86 suited. I think he played it ok till the river. How many players looking at it from his position would have had this hand end any other way. Easy to laugh when you see he is beat on the turn. I would say over 50% of players would have had all their money in by the end here.
This is just one of those hands that LAG live for to boost their bankrolls inbetween folding when their raises with crazy hands don't work.
I agree with all this Titans says, including what he put in bold on his reply. If there is a scenario where its ok to trap with AA, this certainly qualifies for it. Think about it, table is 5-handed, he's in the BB, only 1 weak limper left to act. I don't mean any offense to you with this bw, we're only discussing this because you posted it and I'm glad you got his whole stack, but this play from villain is fine, its not a dumbass play, trust me. In 5-handed tables usually players tend to overplay a flop that gives them top pair, and that's what he is hoping for with his smooth call.
On the flop he should have check/raised to protect against draws, but I give him the benefit of the doubt because this flop was not at all bad for him with a pair on board, he no longer will lose to 2 pair if you happen to make that. The smooth call becomes very wrong though for what he did later in the hand, the shove on the river. If you're going to do that, meaning put your whole stack in play, then do it when you're ahead, not at the end of the hand when someone could possibly catch up w/o you having improved.
Now, going back to your comment about trapping with aces, players like this shouldn't do that, because its a great move but it requires discipline. I know that this board looks harmless, and as pointed out by Titans, its kind of hard to put someone who raises in MP on 86s, but still, as he added, a plain call on the river to see what has kept you firing at this pot, was the right move. The 86s was hard to guess, but a 7 wasn't impossible. That's the discipline you need to pull off a play like this.
Anyway, glad you got his stack cracking his aces. Good job.