Very interesting live cash game hand
Home game. $1/$2 No Limit Hold 'em. Six players that play together often. Min buyin is $50, a couple people have bought in twice. Most stacks are roughly between $50 and $125. I have about $125 and player in front of me has about $70 to start the hand.
UTG puts a double live straddle on the table. I'm on the cutoff and I get 8s 8d. Player in front of me calls the $6. I call. Button folds. SB folds. BB folds. UTG checks.
Flop is 7h 3d 5d.
UTG checks. Player in front of me bets $6. I feel like I have the best hand but I only min. raise to $12. (1st mistake) UTG folds. Player in front calls.
Turn is Ad.
Player in front checks. I check. (2nd mistake) I feel like he could absolutely have Kd Qd all the way down to Kd 2d in this situation.
River is As.
Player in front bets $15.
I almost called instantly, then thought about it for a minute or two. Based on past experience, in this situation this player could definitely have made any set on the flop, could have A rag, Kd Qd on down to Kd 2d, and slight possiblity of playing 10 10, 9 9, or even J J, like this. I took a couple minutes to think about it and gave up on the hand after playing it so poorly to begin with.
I'm thinking my best play would've been to raise his $6 flop bet to about the pot. Not doing that, betting $20 to his check on the turn was probably a better play too.
The way the hand was played, is there any reason to call this hand here, even with the pot odds
? This definitely looked like a value/call-me bet on the river to me.
As I am mucking my cards player in front tosses his cards at the muck pile, and they inadvertently land on my wrist and flip over. After some feedback I'll share the player in front's cards, so as to not bias your thoughts.