re: Poker & V1 had 2 pair, but checked the flop and turn.
Originally Posted by RickAversion
$1/$2 NL Live Cash game.
V1 is LAG spazz on tilt. Big stack
V2 is tight. Small stack.
V3 is tight and is TAG. Big stack.
Hero is medium stack.
Hero gets 99 OTB
Hero raises $20...
6 CALLERS (Pot = $140)
Checks around to hero.
Hero bets 75$
V1 aggro calls
Turn is X. 3rd spade
Hero all in...
V1 calls with 2 pair
Was this bad betting by Hero?
V1 had 2 pair, but checked the flop and turn.
1. This hand description is terrible. Do the "X"s mean cards under your 9s, or just cards that weren't top ranked on the flop and not meaningful to you? It is much easier to evaluate hands when we have ALL the pertinent info --- position, stack sizes, player types, and all board information (rank and suit).
2. If you thought it was reasonably likely that all five limpers would call your button raise, then I don't like your pre-flop raise sizing at all. 99 is an incredibly difficult hand to play postflop unless you flop a 9. You either make a smaller raise (or even limp OTB) to keep all the limpers in with the intention of folding if the flop doesn't contain a 9, or you raise much bigger to try to narrow the field significantly. For people of your experience/skill level, I'd recommend the former approach.
3. The flop bet is questionable, but not terrible. I wouldn't have made it, but that's just my personal preference. Making a button bet there is fine, but you probably could have bet a little smaller and had the same effect (folding out worse hands than yours). $50 probably would have done the trick.
4. The turn shove is terrible. It's hard for me to know how terrible (yes, there are degrees of terrible) because I don't have full board info, but what hands that you beat call your $75 flop bet? This was, basically, a kamikaze shove with a probable two outs.