TT, UTG in a $.10/$.25 cash game
Not sure if I should've taken a different line here, so I'd appreciate any advice/thoughts you may have. I included a synopsis of my thoughts during the hand as well.
Merge - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
BB: $14.33 (VPIP: 47.37, PFR: 15.79, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 20)
Hero (UTG): $26.91
UTG+1: $28.04 (VPIP: 18.18, PFR: 6.06, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 66)
UTG+2: $26.21 (VPIP: 6.90, PFR: 3.45, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
MP: $7.15 (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
MP+1: $29.72 (VPIP: 27.50, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 41)
CO: $27.44 (VPIP: 30.23, PFR: 18.60, 3Bet Preflop: 15.38, Hands: 43)
Villain (BTN): $40.50 (VPIP: 28.36, PFR: 8.96, 3Bet Preflop: 4.00, Hands: 68)
SB: $30.80 (VPIP: 17.91, PFR: 1.49, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 68)
SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25
Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero
Hero raises to $0.60
, BTN raises to $2.50
, Hero raises to $5.00
, BTN raises to $7.50
Flop: ($15.35, 2 players)
checks, BTN checks
Turn: ($15.35, 2 players)
checks, BTN bets $8.25
BTN wins $14.50
The villain was a player that I identified as a competent player from his play. He wasn't playing a ton of hands, but I did notice him making raises from the button relatively often.
From UTG, a raise here with my hand seemed pretty standard and the plan was to 4bet the button if he 3bet (which he did). When he put in another bet pre flop, that pretty much screwed up the plan, and the idea was to call hoping to flop a set.
On the flop, most of the hands in his range here (10s+, AQs+) are crushing me, as well hands like 77, KQ. I'm also flipping with a diamond flush draw so I felt the best play here was to check hoping to see another card to hit my 10.
A check here by the villain is suspicion, but I'm not sure I could make too much of the check since he could likely be trapping me into betting the turn if he has a made hand.
The turn doesn't change much for my hand, and due to my read on the player and the hand thus far. I think check-folding the turn here is the right play. I don't think there is enough times that the villain is 5betting with AQ and is betting a diamond flush draw/air for me to call the bet on the turn and a larger bet on the river.
What do you think?