1/2 at Charles Town. I'm starting to come out of the funk that I've experienced over the last 2 months where I've been running poorly and playing (not as) poorly. Effective stacks are $200 when the following happens:
I call my option in the SB with QJo and the BB checks. We see a limped 5-way pot of Q J 6, rainbow.
I opt to check my top two to the BB who leads for $10 into the $10 pot. A 30ish Asian dude calls (been pretty by-the-book, though I sense he's frustrated with me because I've check / raised him a bit in the past few hands) and action folds back to me. I feel very much that he's drawing, so I c/r the pot to $45. BB folds and Asian dude thinks for a bit - before finally calling.
$110 in the pot and we see a offsuit K turn. T9, the obvious draw, just got there. Damn! I check. My opponent, again thinking for a bit, opts to check behind.
River is an Ace, completing the rainbow.
I consider a small bet for value - partial blocking, partial value. My thought here is this: villain called a largish flop check / raise but checked through the turn. There aren't many hands that he limps and calls a c/r on the flop that have an Ace in them. I think my river bet is more of a catch up from the turn check. The river card is "scary" to all non-Ten hands, so I want to make a small bet that can be called with a Qx. Therefore, I lead for $25.
Again, he thinks for a bit before finally raising to $75.
What would you do? What would you do differently?
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