Good play or a huge risk that got lucky?
Ok, what do you all think of this hand.
I'd been at the table about an hour, the villain (BARRYF62) was very loose & aggressive, but not stupidly so. He'd been making a tidy profit on the table but about 15 minutes before had suffered an expensive defeat (lost $20) when his 2nd nut flush lost to the nuts.
He'd made at least two moves on me in the past hour, making me fold with a cold bluff... he showed 24s without even a pair (had raised $2 preflop)! He had a habbit of raising regularly preflop, but when it went to showdown more often than not he had the winning hand. He tended to show his bluffs too, I believe he was trying to encourage people to call him.
My read is a loose aggressive player who will make a move if he feels he can get away with it, but he will fold quickly if he's hit nothing and feels he can't bluff his opponent.
Pokertiger here is a complete muppet, varying between being a calling station and playing incredibly weakly. Every hand he'd shown down he lost, even calling pot size bets on the river with 88 with a straight, flush and three overcards on the board. Barry had taken him for a lot of money earlier, I was 90% sure pokertiger would fold before the hand was over.
I put Barry on a wide range of hands with his small raise, but he tends to raise $2 with either a strong hand (QQ, JJ) or a very weak hand (24s, 9To). He *always* calls a raise preflop if he's in the hand. I raised because I wanted to show strength and because I wanted to build the pot if I hit.
With that said, here's the play:
#Game No : 5429328111
***** Hand History for Game 5429328111 *****
$50 NL Texas
Hold'em - Saturday, November 11, 04:08:28 ET 2006
Table Jackpot #1307837 (No DP) (Real Money)
Seat 7 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 4: twinniie ( $100.70 )
Seat 10: BARRYF62 ( $45.35 )
Seat 6: myxiplx ( $52.35 )
Seat 3: pokertiger72 ( $20.30 )
Seat 5: luffe444 ( $40.60 )
Seat 7: Neoneggro ( $69.25 )
Seat 2: kilbrevo ( $35.80 )
Seat 8: Oranjeb ( $53.90 )
Seat 9: toolatefor ( $64.72 )
Seat 1: Boggarovers ( $9.25 )
Oranjeb posts small blind [$0.25].
toolatefor posts big blind [$0.50].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to myxiplx [ 9d Js ]
BARRYF62 raises [$1].
pokertiger72 calls [$1].
myxiplx raises [$3].
BARRYF62 calls [$2].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 4c, Ts, Jh ]
myxiplx bets [$3].
BARRYF62 calls [$3].
Here I'm a little more nervous... Barry called very quickly, and he tends to fold if he's hit nothing. However my table image was very weak so I still believe I'm ahead here.
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qd ]
Ok, not a great card for me, but I've shown strength throughout. I'm playing as if I have a premium pair, and I'm not wanting to back down now.
myxiplx bets [$12].
BARRYF62 calls [$12].
** Dealing River ** [ 8h ]
myxiplx bets [$28].
BARRYF62 is all-In [$27.35]