This is a discussion on €10 NLHE 6-max: Opponent tank-calls, then snap-raise against my Aces (timing tells) within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; I played against semi-aggressive fish who 3bets easily. My table image is Tight-Aggressive.
EP limps (0.10)
Aggro Fish bets 0.20 (small blind) (stack: 8.57)
Hero raises AsAc
To me, generally, a snap raise indicates a lot of strength. Of course, to a fish, what is considered a strong hand may not be what a more insightful player considers strong.
When Fish min-raises pre-flop, what kind of range would you put him on?
I can't say the difference between raise and min-raise from fish like this. They could min-raise with aces because they don't want to scare me away, or they have a marginal hand, or they do that all the time.
But by calling my 3bet I thought he could have 88+, high suited connectors or JQo+, a very low possibility he hit the flop.
By check-raise on the turn I thought he had flush or straight draw.
You're just shoving it in because fish over value hands. Long delay on flop because they are thinking, and then check snap min raise is a timing tell a lot of times, but they could also be thinking how to play 9x or some other mid pair.
Spots like this frankly suck, because how can he be bluffing with this sizing and so little left behind. But even so you committed yourself with your turn bet, and sometimes fish are goofing around with random nonsense, so no other option here than to just hate life, put him all in and hope for the best.
You could check back turn for pot control, but against a fishy player I am always betting for value with intention to get the rest in on the river. So even if he just check-call down, or donk bet the river, he is still getting my stack, if he someone has me beat here, and his silly mini-raise does not really change the results.
As for timing tells I typically dont put to much weight on them. Acting slow could mean, he was considering a raise or a fold, or maybe his wife just came into the room and distracted him. Acting fast can mean a very easy decision, or it can be an attempt to look strong.