$500 Max 2/5 NL – Overpair to board OOP
$500 Max 2/5 NL cash game at the Taj in AC
Hero Cutoff $400
Villain Button $600
Hero (9s, 9c)
3 callers. I raise to $25. Villain (who was pretty loose) doesn’t look like he wants to call but does anyway and 2 other limpers call and we see the flop 4 handed.
Flop: 3, 5, 7
2 limpers check to me and I bet $40, Villain min raises to $80, limpers fold back to me and I call for $40 more. I decide that it is very possible he flopped 2 pair and I will check on the turn to see if he keeps betting. The flop could have easily hit his range of 3,5 5,7 or even 4,6. I realize this is a relatively weak play but I just couldn’t see him continue to bet after the flop if he had nothing even if I check to him. My bet/call must have convinced him that I had something.
I check and he bets $55. Hero ????
I will be able to tell everyone what he had.