re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Why did villain call turn shove?
@ tomnovember - normally I would have seriously considered folding to a check raise on the flop in this spot, but the guy was playing aggressively and it felt like he was trying it on. My flop cbet was pretty standard and by no means an indicator of strength, and therefore I felt his check raise - bearing in mind his level of aggression - was similarly no guarantee of strength. If he'd had a decent hand, on such a flop, such as a set of 3s or 4s, wouldn't he have been more likely to check call?
My turn shove looks pretty reckless, but ultimately to maintain a strong line I had to bet at that point, and the size of the pot at that point dictated I had to put all my chips in to make a decent sized bet. Checking wasn't an option, as he may well have shoved in that scenario and I probably would've ended up folding the best hand. I figured shoving myself gave me some fold equity, particularly with the arrival of the overcard king on the turn.
I can totally see why you're saying I overplayed my hand, and normally I wouldn't play it the way I did. I guess it felt like I needed to take a stand against his loose/borderline maniac tendencies, and luckily it came off!