Thank you, everyone, for responding.
Originally Posted by TimovieMan
The first guy didn't stop.
That's funny. I'm picturing both of your stacks incrementally getting lower, bet by bet. People like to talk about how beautiful and epic NL is, because you can "put a player to a decision", but this bet-by-bet situation sounds so much more devastating. It's not just one, ill-fated decision. They're digging their own grave, scoop by scoop.
Originally Posted by Jillychemung
Please raise this hand preflop!! and then lead it on this flop.
I'd think that getting 12BB into the pot is about right for risk vs reward with the 2nd nuts against this villain.
My aggression needs work. Since I'm new to the game, I have been trying to see flops as cheaply as possible, until I can get a better feel for hand selection. My plan against this particular opponent was to let them control the action and simply continue when I wanted to. That said, their aggression was mostly pre-flop. They open raised every hand, they 3Bet every raise, and they capped every 3Bet. Their CBet and Turn CBet were both 80+, but they did seem to know when their time in the hand was done, at which point they would call down, rarely actually folding. They weren't likely to ever fold two-pair, but I still think you are right that I should have been more aggressive before the Turn and River. I think it would have been more practical to get my bets in earlier than the River.
By the way, your live thread looks awesome, and I will be following along. When I first started learning, I didn't realize that there were online options for US players, so I focused on preparing for live play. My focus has shifted since discovering online options, but Twitch shows like Live at the Bike have again gotten me excited for eventually playing live. It looks like a lot of fun.