This hand occurred in a Saturday deep stack live tourney and I’d just like to see what everyone’s thoughts are.
Starting stacks are $35K and I have about $40K and we are still in the first 30 min blind level with 100 100 Small and Big Blinds, respectively.
There is a raise to $300 from UTG +1 and just about everyone called to me in the hijack. I have
and flat. The SB (a 30 something woman that I play just about every weekend) raised to 2K which starts the familiar contagious folding scene as everyone folds to me.
I immediately put her in the premium range. She is a tight player and is decent – though she has some major holes in her game. My thoughts are that I have a premium as well and if I don’t call here with AK and position considering my chip stack I might as well pack it in – so I make the call. She bets 5K in the dark and slumps over at the table with a big sigh. Pot size is now ~11K.
I flat the 5K with two overs, a gut shot, and the nut heart flush re-draw. Pot is now ~16K.
She barrels again for 10K. Pot is now ~26K.
What could she have? I can only think of two hands, AK, or a set, maybe JJ or 10 10. I’m leaning towards AK here just from past experience with my opponent but know at worst I will be hoping the board doesn’t pair. I move all in fully expecting a call but knowing that I’m in a good spot. She folds after sulking for a while. She shows
I show the
and she says “of course you do”. That began a 15 minute long ass-chewing about what a donkey I am and how I shouldn’t even be playing in her omnipotent presence. This goes on for most of the day, 4 hours later she was still telling me how bad I am, saying things like “5K on a f&^%ing gut shot.”
Now for my say:
Maybe my flat call on the flop was questionable, but why would she barrel on the turn? I obviously gave her more credit than she deserved, had I known she had aces and would have flat called the turn and let her barrel off on the river. With my stack, position in the tournament, blind levels and position I don’t feel my play was bad and I ended up with a second place finish about 12 hours later, but apparently, I have no idea what I’m doing; just ask my opponent!