Originally Posted by Ubercroz
Alright, let me say what I was thinking to have happen:
Flop- I check he bets, I raise maybe taking the pot down right then if not building it a little but more- He checks I put him on a small pair, a draw, or nothing.
Turn- I bet expecting to take down the pot and he raises. I figure he still has a small pair/draw so I call to induce a bluff on the river since it was a min-raise I figure he has a little something but is most likely going to fold to a substantial reraise here.
River- I check and a tiny bet squeeks out, not exactly what I hoped for but better than nothing- probably a missed draw or that small pair.
At no point in this hand did I figure him for KK, he raises preflop maybe he's slow playing 3's but I doubt it, especially on the river. If he has a K he's betting the flop after I check.
This is what I was thinking while it happened at least. My intention was not to slow play it exactly but effectively thats what happened. So Should I have been more aggessive earlier and potentially shut it down or try and draw it out a little to extract more value in some other way.
I understand its probably not the best line to take but I wanted him to catch up a little so that I might get more out of him.
Stop thinking like this.
This is 5NL!!
On the flop, if he has a K he calls, if he has a Q he calls, if he has 77-JJ he calls, if he has A3 he calls, if he has AJ,AT he calls, If he has T9, TJ he calls. If he has no hand at this point he will not 'catch up'.
On the turn he will call with any of these hands. If he raises, then he may have caught a high flush draw, reraise him!
On the river just shove. If he has 77 and he has called you down this far and now has a FH. He is unlikely to fold (especially if he has called 2 pot sized bets)
Basically get you stack in with good hands and you will find lots of new and interesting ways for villians to hand over their cash.
Just to labor the point, this is his calling range at 5NL!! there are probably even more hands you could include, 34s? 35s? J3s?
You have 2 pair..