Originally Posted by Sneaky Feet
I'm not a fan of your call pre. A10s oop against a 3bet is pretty marginal. You probably would have been better off folding this one.
That said, as played, if your goal was to polarize your range on the river, why not bet pot or pot +? I think you may have put villian in a tougher spot by betting 1.25psb. Your current bet could easily look like missed draws or a weak Ace which (on that board) could be pushed to fold against an all in.
Check behind or bet bigger IMO.
Don't know if you misread, or whatever. Just to clarify, there was no 3b here.
Blind is 1-bet.
SB raises (2-bet) to 5BB.
Hero cold calls in position (position on pre flop raiser, BTN hardly ever has anything better than hero here), button calls and closes.
So if for example, BTN raises to 3BB, and SB re-raises to 12BB, that's a 3-bet.
Another thought. SB could very well be punishing dude on the BTN for limping. This is super weak by BTN, so I think that is somewhat relevant to what SB would raise with?
BTN might as well say "oh, hey I have a garbage hand. Even though it folded to me, and I should raise if I play, I'm just gonna rock the open limp here."
That's the way I think anyways. Like I may raise in SB in this spot, just to take control.