$2 NLHE Full Ring: Weird spot with middle pair
Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
Hero (BB): 42.5 BB
UTG: 74.5 BB (VPIP: 27.10, PFR: 15.09, 3Bet Preflop: 2.70, Hands: 107)
UTG+1: 108.5 BB (VPIP: 13.98, PFR: 6.45, 3Bet Preflop: 5.41, Hands: 94)
MP: 59.5 BB (VPIP: 40.00, PFR: 3.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
MP+1: 74 BB (VPIP: 25.81, PFR: 12.90, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 31)
CO: 126.5 BB (VPIP: 23.08, PFR: 15.38, 3Bet Preflop: 10.00, Hands: 26)
BTN: 38.5 BB (VPIP: 23.81, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
SB: 57.5 BB (VPIP: 20.83, PFR: 8.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 24)
SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero
posts BB 1 BB, CO posts penalty blind 0.5 BB, CO posts penalty blind 1 BB
Pre Flop: (pot: 3 BB) Hero
, UTG+1 raises to 2 BB
, MP calls 2 BB, MP+1 calls 2 BB, fold
, BTN calls 2 BB, SB calls 1.5 BB, Hero
calls 1 BB
Flop: (13.5 BB, 6 players)
SB checks, Hero bets 3 BB
, UTG+1 raises to 6 BB
, MP calls 6 BB, fold
calls 3 BB
Turn: (31.5 BB, 3 players)
checks, UTG+1 bets 1 BB
, MP calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 4 BB
, UTG+1 calls 3 BB, fold
River: (40.5 BB, 2 players)
Hero bets 12.5 BB
What I was thinking:
Preflop: called the min raise to defend my blind.
Flop: Paired my jack, so made a small bet as a way to get information. i think if somebody calls they probably have something. I'm not sure why I called his raise.... im really not. UTG+1 was representing a pair of aces at least, which certainly had me beat.
Turn: Checked the turn because UTG+1 showed aggression and I thought he probably had a good hand. (I think I was planning to fold if he raised again) UTG+1 makes the weak bet, and I get the sense that he is nervous, so I raise to 4x his bet size.
River: I figured there was good chances that the 3 didnt help him in any way, so sensing weakness on the turn, I double-barreled.
There are things I definitely feel that I did wrong here, and things that I also feel I did right. This hand left me feeling weird for winning it haha.
Also, I know somebody is going to comment on my short stack, Its a short stack table, max buy in is 50BB so although its technically a short stack, im not too far behind. (I dont want to use auto-top off just yet because I feel like it would be too easy to lose more than you realize)