$200 NLHE Full Ring: $200 NLHE Full Ring:1/3 NLHE Ring Live: Middle pair on dry board vs. Aggro opponent
Note: I'm a poker beginner and I've only just started to play live games. Gonna look into playing online later on but that's irrelevant. Also this is my first time posting on any poker forum
, so sorry if the format is incorrect or something. But please help me with this dilemma
Went to play at my local casino last night, 1/3 NLHE. Max buy-in is 100BB, $300.
Player B sits on my left, tight aggressive and strong player, bluffs at the right pots and gets paid off when he actually has something. This hand came 2-3 hours into the session, so I had a pretty good grasp of his play style.
In this hand I'm UTG+1. I start the hand with around $400, Player B with $700. UTG folds, I look down at 8s 8c. Decide to limp for $3. Player B raises to $18. Folds around to button, who raises all in for $41. SB and BB fold, back to me. I call $41, as does Player B.
Flop: 4h 2d Qs
I check. Player B bets $45.
Flop isn't bad for my pocket 8s, and Player B fires c-bets all the time when he misses the flop. I call $45.
I check again. Player B bets $85.
Damn. Now I have to make a decision. There are no real feasible draws on the board, so he either has me or he is airballing me. I know his pre-flop raising range isn't the tightest, so he could be ranging from Q10s-AA. I didn't want to flat call because only the last 2 8s in the deck would make it easy on me, so I was debating shoving all in or folding. My gut was telling me 100% that he was bluffing me, but my mind said that it wasn't worth the risk of getting felted, especially at a weak 1/3 NL live table. After a few minutes of inner debate, I fold.
River: 8d (-_______-)
Button shows A10o, Player B shows Ac Kc, wins it all. :|
BLahhhhh! I ended the session up about $150, but this hand bothered me for the rest of the night. Were there any flaws in my reasoning or any play I should've made at the time, and the reasoning behind that?