$600 NL HE Full Ring: Bottom 2 - tricky stack sizes
Merge - $6 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 3
Hero (CO): $600.00
BB posts SB $3.00, UTG posts BB $6.00
Pre Flop: (pot: $9.00) Hero
, HJ calls $6.00, Hero
calls $6.00, BTN calls $6.00, SB calls $3.00, BB raises to $42.00
, HJ calls $36.00, Hero
calls $36.00, BTN calls $36.00, SB calls $36.00
Flop: ($210.00, 5 players)
SB checks, BB bets $150.00
, Hero ??
Making a loose call on the BTN here, I know, but I expected the BTN & blinds to also call. I wasn't surprised at the BB raise as he had done this a few times over the 200+ hands I had played with him. Of the times he's done this I have seen him fold enough times post-flop to figure he's capable of squeezing a bit light and even remembered one hand he showed down with 87s. Once the HJ calls the raise I'm figuring that the BTN &/or SB will call also so I call. A few hands ago I had lost set over set to a SS and had topped up. I think my image will be seen as tight and solid. After villain c-bets his stack is 429 and mine is 558 and the pot is 360, about the only hand I'm worried about is TT but that is too few combos in anyone's range to get me off this hand. I think a flat call here is out of the question, too many cards to come that will either kill action or cause me serious heartburn plus 2 still to act behind me. So raise size is the question?