$200 NL HE Full Ring: $100 NL HE Full Ring: Mississippi Straddle
i was playing live, full ring game, $1/$2 blinds.
my stack is roughly $100.
im small blind.
villain, in button, makes a straddle bet to $10.
i get dealt AQ off.
i raise to $20, everyone else folds, button calls.
i bet pot ($40), get reraised to $80. i call.
villain shows 86 off. turn and river dont help.
what would you have done? was it a lousy call or did he get lucky?
i think that in order to have lost less money on that hand i should have done:
1) reraise at least $50 preflop, so villain would have folded right there
2) check the flop, because he had a mighty stack and was a fairly loose player, so he could have called with rags preflop, and wasnt willing to lose those $10 having possition over me. also, when he reraised me on the flop, i thought he was just trying to push me out of the pot, thats why i called.
i think i should have checked the flop.
what do you think?