Originally Posted by nabmom
PF: (woo hoo Aces!) Standard raise. Fishy BTN calls; could have anything
F: Standard cbet. BTN calls. Hmmm? Caught a set? Flush draw with Axs? Pair with connectors like JT, 89?
T: Not worried about sets anymore! Flush draw missed. Time to turn up the aggression because I'm on a high from set of aces. Go for the old check raise...BTN comes over the top and is AI!! Now what does this mean? Fish will raise with something. But something could be top pair, two pair, lower set.
What's your thinking process on this turn?
I like the pf raise size and the flop CB. I don't like the turn check for reasons already mentioned. The call is manditory but we can dispense with the fist pump. Weak players bluff the river when they miss their draws, they DO NOT bluff the turn; it just doesn't happen. So his turn shove represents a hand that he thinks is the best, 2 pair or better. Of course 79 is in his range but as played I would be likely to believe that the turned Ace improved his hand (I'd be wrong) and so hands like AT, A8, A6 should carry more weight despite there being only 9 combinations available. But even if he was slow playing a flopped set, 2 pair or straight were talking about 45 hands that we crush vs 9 that have us beat but we still have decent equity against. It's a call.
Just curious. What was it about the way he played the hand that allowed you to rule out sets but not a straight?