Medium pair against a TAG player
I open preflop from the small blind with say suited connectors like 7 and 8 of hearts with a 3x bb raise and everyone but the tag big blind player has folded. The TAG player calls. We see the flop and I check with a pair of 7s on the board. There's also an ace so I figured he had a top pair top kicker. He bets out the pot which was 8xbb.
Normally, Iíd fold here but I realized that I had a 5 outter to take his stack. So I call it. The turn brings another 7. He bets out the pot again. I call it. The river doesnít improve either of our hands. He bets the pot placing us both all in.
Basically, what Iím asking is, is it profitable to call with the medium pair against a TAG player? It seems like the odds
arenít in your favor due to the fact itís unlikely that youíll hit but if you do, youíll take their stack. If weíre stacked at around 100x BB in a cash game, it feels profitable. Iíve never played the hand like this before but I saw it done by a pretty bad player(call station) a while back which made me thinkÖ what if he had accidentally made a good play.
This was with play money but I think it'd apply elsewhere too. I'd appreciate any suggestions of how to play in the situation.