A discussion of post-flop play. Post a hand of yours.
In another thread titled "Button Raising, I talked about post-flop play a bit. It inspired me to start a thread where post-flop play can be posted, and analyzed by fellow forum members.
Here is a hand I played live (cash) $1/$2 blinds $50-$200 buy in:
Vallain - loose passive, and previously drew me out holding 8-4 of hearts for a flush, and he did not get there cheap.
Chips: I have around $425, villain has slightly less (maybe $30 less than me).
Villain raises preflop UTG to $20. I am sitting 2 spots left of villain. UTG +1 calls. I look down at J-J. I decide to call, because I am already smelling a big pair, and I don't want to open the door for a re-raise. All others fold. I am last to act post flop.
Flop: J-4-Q with 2 spades. I do have the jack of spades.
Villain opens for $40. UTG + 1 folds.
I was expecting a bet, and had already thought of my reaction. I knew my opponent held a hand he liked, and I could get a call with a raise here. I thought villain would call a big raise.
I raise to $140. For two reasons. For one, I think I will get called. And two, I can see his reaction to my raise.
Villain is visibly rattled by the raise. However, he calls somewhat quickly. This confirms to me he holds A-A or K-K.
Turn: 6 of spades, making flush possible.
Villain checks. I shove for around $280.
Villain now starts talking to me. "I think I know what you have, but I don't know if I can let this hand go."
Please please call I am thinking.
"Do you have Q-J? Queens, jacks?" call call oh please call I think. "I just can't let this hand go, I call."
River: Another 6, giving me jacks full.
He sits a little higher, because if his read was right, and I held Q-J, he just counterfeited me. I flipped my jacks over, and he showed kings, and then mucked 'em.
I was hoping for some input on this, as it is a good example of how I play strong hands against loose players (which is pretty much a standard at the live poker room).
I would like to see other members' post flop play as well. Thanks for reading if you made it this far.