Itís the 12PM deep stack event at my local casino, blinds are 6K, 3K, with a 500 ante and I have around 400K Ė my opponent has about 350K.
Weíre six handed while they are breaking tables up and have been for a few hands at this point. From UTG +2 Iím deal
I raise to 15K.
The SB is a regular player and is a rock! However, today she has been 3 and 4-betting an awful lot and I think itís because she has been getting some cards Ė but maybe sheís improving a little too, itís hard to say.
She 3-bets to 30K.
This is the point in the hand where I could have saved myself a lot of chips by folding. But Iím deep and in position 6 handed with a flop primed hand. But since sheís a rock, Iím pretty sure sheís in the premium range. Anyway, I call.
She bets 60K in the dark. Quiz: What does a rock bet in the dark? Oh yeah, one hand right? I now know sheís not only in the premium range, but has the premium of premiums.
I flat the 60K because I know she canít fold. Her stack is nearly comparable to mine and if she catches I would like to be able to get way from this. I may be thinking about this wrong too though Ė would a shove or 3-bet be +EV?
She bets 100K. I call, a little reluctantly, I would prefer a free card here and Iím willing to give her one...but, no joy!
She goes all-in and I fold. She shows the aces and giggles a little; Iím thinking ďno shitĒ, but whatever.
Anyway, I got myself into this mess by calling pre-flop when I knew I was behind. I justified it with position and a better than average hand - six handed. I guess Iím lucky I didnít lose my whole stack. I would have loved to shove the flop but then I lose because she will call; thereís nothing I can do to make her fold and I knew it Ė so I did lose the minimum once I called pre, but that minimum was still half my stack. Obviously I wish I had folded pre in hindsight, but Iím sitting on a 30M stack, I think Iím playing suited J 10ís with position; what does everyone think?