The easiest "tough" fold of my life...
Note: The stack sizes are not exact, but a close enough estimate from my observations before the hand started)
$2/5 NL Hold'em Ring Game (9 handed at Casino Niagara)
Player 1 (SB) ~ $80 ~ very loose, passive player, big loser for the night
Player 2 (BB) ~ $150 ~calling station with weak holdings, loser for the night
Player 3 () ~ $250 ~ very weak out of position, folds preflop frequently
Player 4 () ~ $150 ~ not enough info
Player 5 () ~ $450 ~ good solid player, strongest opponent
Player 6 () ~ $600 ~ tight player, but steaming after a few bad beats
HERO () ~ $575
VILLAIN () ~ $400 ~ very loose, I feel I have a very good read on this player and have trapped him in a few spots already, he is the fish at the table who has been running very good thus far.
Player 9 () ~ $400 ~ not enough info
Player 3 () calls BB
Player 4 () folds
Player 5 () calls BB
Player 6 () folds
Hero () ~ I raise to $18 with AsAc as I know this is a very loose table and with the right flop I can bust more than one person, as I've already gained a maniac image...I had showed a few big bluffs in the last few rounds of play that made half the table stand up!)
VILLAN () ~ calls $18 instantly as he does almost every hand in position, his range of hands is so wide, I'm going to depend on other info after the flop to really put him on a hand
Player 9 () ~ folds
Player 1 () folds the SB
Player 2 () folds the BB
Player 3 () folds
Player 5 () calls $12 more, I'm putting him on a mid pocket pair (5s through 9s) or a stronger ace (A10 suited-AQ offsuit) based on his aggressiveness preflop with anything higher, he also doesn't play suited connectors or rags out of position (I have a lot of experience with this player!!!). He would be folding any two unpaired cards to a reraise, and raising first into the pot with AK or any pair > than 9s).
Summary of Preflop action: 3 people to the flop ... pot = 18*3 + 2 + 5 + 5 = $66
Player 5 () ~ bets $25
HERO () ~ I raise to $75 hoping that he has a strong ace and VILLAIN picked up a draw or has a weak 5 for 3 of a kind
VILLAIN () ~ flat calls $75
Player 5 () ~ folds so right there I know a mid pair higher than 5's or an AdXx was folded, but the higher probability is the mid pair from my experience with the player.
Summary of Flop: 2 people to the turn ... pot = 66 + 25 + 2*75 = $241
Turn is a 5♣
for a board of A♥5♥
HERO () ~ almost throws up, and then checks...lol
VILLAIN () ~ eyes widen and look down at my chips then checks behind...so I almost throw up again...VILLAIN made this play twice earlier when they turned very strong hands...once when he turned a set of kings, the second time when he turned his gutshot straight. That and the fact he bluffs frequently in position when it is checked to him (hence me trapping him a couple of times earlier).
River is a J♥
for a board of A♥5♥
HERO () ~ something told me the player had an ace in his hand based on the flop action, but I couldn't commit myself, my read from the turn indicated he hit GIN...so I checked my aces full.
VILLAIN () ~ disappointedly bets out $30.
HERO () ~ I go into the tank for like 2 seconds, but everyone seems very interested in my hand. I look to the VILLAIN and tell him he only had one out on the flop and was supposed to go broke, and then muck my aces face up...
VILLAIN () shows his hand A♦5♦
for quads, and tells
me I played the hand poorly out loud to everyone.
Any opinions on how I played the hand...