- Feb 28, 2007
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I'm playing a 1/2 NL game at the Taj Mahal on a monday night. The games fairly tight but has it weak spots as well. I haven't played many pots and have been at the table for about an hour and am up $30. On the button, there are a few limpers in middle position and the cutoff, a tight aggressive player who i feel knows what he's doing raises to $18. It's higher than the usual raise for the table of $8-$12. My gut told me big pair and i look down to find two black 5s. I figure i double up if i hit my set so i call, the rest fold and the flop comes down Q K 5 with the K and Q being clubs. He leads out and bets $35. completely forgetting my pre-flop read i raise him to $85 thinking my set is good. He pushes and i immediately call with my last $140. I show him my 5s and he flips over queens for the 2nd best set. My question is if there's any possible way to get away from this hand. I know i could have folded preflop but i felt the implied odds were there. any opinions?