Lafaena- I know I'm behind preflop. But I also know that if he is has AJ and misses or has a pocket pair and the flop brings overcards I might try a bluff and make him fold.
About reraising the preflop, well in hindsight that absolutely looks like it would have been the best move. He folds his weaker hands, calls or maybe reraises with the JJ and up. He bets into the flop, and I can call or reraise as I like- still I favour the call. But when he bets the turn I know I'm screwed and I can fold. It doesn't save me any money- what I spent calling the turn in reality now just goes to reraising him preflop- but it makes bluffing
the flop look more credible to me.
FlopDeez- I don't mind my call preflop. There was a lot of raises all around the table, $16 isn't that much when both players have $400 in front of them, and there were much raises going around the table. If I thought the next time I had KJ offsuit I'd be able to see the flop for $2, no doubt I'd have folded that hand, but chances are there would be another $16 raise heh. Live play I always seem to be seen as a lot tighter than I really am, so if I were to really pull it in and wait for monster hands it's hard to get an opponent and almost impossible to trap.
I'm glad you like my flop flatcall. That is the part that most concerns me. The Turn, well. I really start to dislike my hand when the turn falls. I don't think he bets into me on both the flop and the turn with trip kings, but jacks, sevens (I know I said he wouldn't make the raise with a lower pair than 88s but I could be wrong), and queens are a real and irritating possibility. A10 I rule out. He doesn't make the preflop raise and he doesn't bet into that flop against me with A10.
But what if he actually has AK? Doesn't he make the exact same play, preflop, flop and turn? The Q is a very unfortunate turn card; does he check the turn if he has AK?