$5 NL HE Full Ring: Playing rags and trying to catch a nit bluffing
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (8 handed) - Full-Tilt
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Hero (CO) ($7.11)
: Hero is CO with A
, Hero bets $0.15
, Button calls $0.15, 2 folds
: ($0.37) 5
, 4 (2 players)
Hero bets $0.20
, Button calls $0.20
: ($0.77) Q (2 players)
Hero bets $0.25
, Button calls $0.25
: ($1.27) 7 (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $0.80
, Hero calls $0.80
$2.87 | Rake:
Pre-flop looks a bit loose but it was an almost ATC steal, on that table the three players to my left were all nits, the most active of them was at about 11/8 and I've got about 300 hands of history with him (button in this hand) and the tightest was at 5/3 after 60 hands. If called by the blinds I plan to c-bet, if called by button I may check-fold. Button calls, blinds fold.
I flop top pair top kicker, figure anything 77-JJ raises me here (low stakes players over protect their hands) and he doesn't have a set because he's too much of a nit to have played low pockets, when he just calls I'm way ahead, I think his range is lots of big cards likely with a heart or two.
Q is bad, not sure if I should bet or check here, if I check I induce a bluff but do I want to call a bluff from a nit who has position on me and another card to come? I bet anyway to continue extracting value from AK-AT (hearts), obviously the Q hits this range but it's just one danger card and it misses more of his range than it hits. I bet and he calls, my bet size is tiny and kind of questionable. I'm still thinking the heart draw is most likely. River blanks. I check planning to check call.
He bets like 2/3 of the pot, I call because I think this spot is really begging him to bluff and I'm ahead of most of his range.
I'm wondering if anyone else calls this bet, or plays the hand differently.