Min-bet at 2nl
Just played a in a Pokerstars
2nl cash game, with a player I had noted as a fish, and he did some really confusing things.
The fish limps somewhere in middle position, I raise to 4x the big blind with 1010, both BB and the fish calls. (I should also include that this fish had VPIP/PFR stats 33/6, in something like 20-30 hands I think)
Flop comes K83 rainbow. Pot is 24c.
BB checks, and now the fish mini-raises to 2c.
I decide to raise to 12c to isolate against the fish (BB seems to be a pretty solid player) and the fish calls. I also think the fish had something like AQ or AJ or something that missed, that he just decides to throw out a random bet.
The turn is a 6. Pot is 48c.
The fish checks and I bet a little over half the pot, and then he raises me all-in.
(I don't remember exactly but I think effective stacks was something like 90 bb) I tank for a while and finally fold.
In hindsight it feels like I should have checked back the turn, not really any reason to bet there, but this post isn't about you giving me opinions about how I played my hand (in that case I would have put it in Cash Game hand analysis).
I wanna know what you think that mini-raise means.
I have seen it quite often in these games, but what does it signify?
Does mini-raises mean they have a decent hand, or is it just most often a random bet that doesn't really mean anything? What have you seen people show up with at the river, when they have made a minimum bet on a previous street? What do you think Villain could have had in this spot?