$50 NL HE 6-max: Live:3 handed river with the near nuts? calling instead of raising?
Sorry if this is a bad description, however it was live so i am recounting it in my mind.
I was the co with kjs. there was a 2 dollar in by player to my right, I called, 2 other callers. Two very loose agg players, one who is pretty tight passive. The flop is q 9 3, rainbow. The agg1 bets only 2 dollars, the other two call, so i also call to see my gutshot and over draw. turn is my miracle ten. agg1 bets 5, passive player folds, agg2 calls, I call. River is a 3. This somewhat worried me about a fh, but i still have the near nuts (especially considering what these two players had been showing down). agg1 checks, agg2 bets 12 dollars. I call, hoping the other player will call as well: i had seen him call the river with middle pair and worse type hands.
I had seen agg1 call many times when he was way behind, and in this situation if I had raised i was pretty sure I push him out. On the other hand, I didn't think that agg2 would call a raise with anything less than a fh (i have a tight image), and he is agg, but not reckless. Therefore, it seemed to me the way to make the most money is with a call not a raise. when it went to showdown, other players couldnt believe I didnt raise. I was just wondering what you guys think. Thanks for the help.