AK TPTK bet to oblivion
NO hand history because I don't know how to transpose them from Bodog. Is there a way?
.25/.50 NL Hold'em. Six players. I'm at $58 and first to act. I have AK. I raise it 4XBB to $2.50. The next two players call, everybody else folds.
Flop is K45 rainbow, giving me top pair (Kings) top kicker (ace). I bet about $5. Next player folds. Following player raises to $15. My read is he probably has a King with a medium kicker and is trying to buffalo me. This is a player who has been mostly passive but has been overplaying medium pairs. I also realize he might have trips, and I come close to folding. Acting aggressively, I push all in. Turns out to be a mistake as he calls with 45. I still have a chance if I hit an ace, king or runner runner pair, but things go from bad to worse, as the turn and river are both fives, giving him quad fives.
In retrospect I got the read wrong and overplayed the hand. Frankly I'm astounded that the guy called the pre-flop bet with 45 unsuited. That seems like a total donk play to me. How can you account for that? I only had top pair with top kicker, but this was a pretty erratic player and I was trying to pressure him. Folding after his re-raise would have saved me $50+, and I probably should have avoided the risk. I wouldn't have been surprised if he'd had trips, which made mine a bad call anyway, but the 45 really blew me away.
The win gave the guy a big stack, but he gave it away pretty quickly - unfortunately not to me - with loose passive play and not being able to fold middle pair.
I am able to lay down the big hand, but I didn't do it this time. Who's the bigger moron - me for playing so aggressively or the villain for his pre-flop call with 45?