Ok...like i said, I know I am going to get some heat for not raising pre-flop. But, i do appreciate the analysis and the time anyone has taken to look this over.
I was a little bit frustrated with this guy and...what i was hoping for with my play was to limp (making it appear that I dont have a hand worth raising). I know he is going to raise my limp. I then delay delay delay and finally call. Then I bet when I see the flop. My hope here is that he was raising with nothing and my bet tells
him I hit the flop (and then he folds).
I was planning on backing this up with the hope that I hit the A or K and actually get a real hand if he comes over the top....which of course he did.
So, in the end...I called.
Villain showed A10o giving him a pair of 10's.
I hit the king on the turn and won the pot. Villain went ape-shit.
I feel very confused about all this. I won and that is always good...but, obviously results are not always the residue of good play.
I have to try to imagine what would have happened if I had raised.
If I raised pre-flop:
1.) Villain folds. (this guy wouldnt fold A 10 here )
2.) Villain re-raises (he wouldnt re-raise this hand pre-flop)
3.) Villain calls...hits the 10 on the river, and shoves over top of my c-bet no matter what.
I think the thing here...for me, in this one particular hand, I absolutly knew a shove was coming. I suppose I didnt want to pre-flop raise maybe because I didnt want to commit too much money into the pot before I saw the flop.
Of course, once i saw the flop, which was no good for me, I still continued my semi-plan and that is a problem.