Thanks guys, I'll keep betting bigger pre-flop vs. a maniac in mind from now on.
Originally Posted by xdeuceswild81xx
gonna take a wild stab that villian had kj/qj? and bets pot on turn thinking "better defend my hand"
(Word of warning: results + results-influenced discussion are to follow this parenthetical clause, so look away if you haven't independently thought through this hand yet ) BB actually had Qc Kd.
One of the reasons I posted this hand is that it occurred to me that villain's play may not have been completely terrible (provided that he was thinking things through and trying to put me on a range). From his perspective, I could have had some kind of top or medium pair, with no flush draw. I probably would not have been able to call off most river shoves, so it's possible that, with the line he took, he would win most of the time.
Regardless of what he turned out to have, I guess I played this OK, and getting to showdown was a bonus that gave me further insight into how he plays. Given this history, I'd be a bit more at ease making thin calls vs. this villain's overshoves in the future.