Originally Posted by OneDavie
I had just lost $35k to same villain in previous hand with full house 4s over 5s to his quad 5s! At start of hand I still had 108k stack to his 80k. Blinds are 500, 1k with 100 ante. I'm UTG and he is SB. I have 10d10h and raise to 3k. Everyone folds to him, he calls and BB calls. Flop is 6h 8d 9d. He checks and I bet 5k and he calls and BB folds. Turn is Qd and he bets out 13k. Because I was still reeling from previous hand, I gave him too much credit for having me beat and I folded! Looking back now, I'm thinking I should have at least re-raised him to maybe 39k or maybe even shoved all in to put pressure back on him? Thoughts anyone?
It's a bit easier for me to say this since I am not in the heat of the game and its not my money. But are you getting any kind of read on him? The board is a disaster in my opinion. But I have a single "admittedly crazy" belief. If I have seen the cards to the turn and a river can give me a straight flush, and I have an OK hand I would think I would bet. Of course this is stated without my chips on the line. Also depends on my read on the particular villian. This is a perfect place for him to be aggressive with nothing in the hopes you would back out of the hand, then again he just needs a higher diamond or a Q to dominate you assuming the board rivers a fourth diamond. Having said all that I also could see folding this hand in order to wait for a better opportunity a 8% shot at an open ended straight flush (I think) and a weak diamond for a regular flush. You are contending with a potential cacophony of hands that will best you. And a small percent that will dominate anything he has.
MTT tourney chip preservation is very important, maybe I talked myself out of my original statement. I can't give you an honest answer as my move will be different depending on what I "feel" at the particular table, my read on the player etc. ~ sorry I get wishy washy in many theoretical situations. But ultimately I don't think either call is necessarily wrong.