$200 NLHE Full Ring: Live game - Mistake or variance vs Fish
Before i start the hand history, i would like to give a little information in the villain. He played with me before in local casino and hes quite fishy but today he had a stack of $900 or so. I moved to his table in position trying to get a pot with him.
The blinds are $2 - $3 not $1 - $2. Since i dont have the option for that....
UTG +1 (Villain): $900- Limps
Hero (BTN): $300
Pre Flop: (pot: $15 ) Hero has 6♦ 9♣
Flop: (5 players) 5♣ 7♦ 8♦
Villain bets $25 , CO folds, Hero raises to $70 , SB folds, BB folds, Villain calls
Turn: ($155, 2 players) 5♠
Villains leads out for $35, Hero calls $35
River: ($225, 2 players) 6♣
Villain bets $125, Hero calls
My thought process: I limped the pot to get a pot with the fish. I flop the joint and obviously i am raising the flop for value.I know he will be calling a lot of draws and two pair hands or even a set.
When he calls the flop, hes got a draw or two pair hands or a set.
Then the confusion happen, he lead the turn, and when he that i didnt put him on a flopped set, where he would have turned full house. If he had trips, i dont want him to stop betting his low equity hand and if he is bluffing
with his draw, i would want to keep in the pot.
The river felt strong, like he actually had a straight too but i could not put him on a hand at all. I could not fold my straight.
So what you guys think? Do i need more hand reading skills or it was variance that the fish got there somehow? Fold pre even if it is a fish?
Fish has - 9♦ 10 ♠