I've been posting some oddities / things I'm doing off-norm to experiment with live play and see where it takes me. Last week, I posted a hand where I decided to flop / squeeze a wet board with blanks, into what seemed like a weak cbet, scared of flopped trips... It backfired in my face :-). However, I did get a cool comment out of it: I have "balls of steel." Nice!
Anyway, your hero joins the fracas this week with a hand from last night:
Straddled to $8 from UTG, who is a Iranian guy - crazy, hot headed who just loves to get loud and grouse about anything and everything. He also is in love with the raise; he's got a wide range from all positions and is not afraid to "ship it" with weak holdings. So far, he's made correct reads and worked his stack up from $300 to $500. I'm on the BTN and I overlimp 3 players to my right with QJhh when it gets to UTG who pops it to $25 on top. Folds around to the player immediately to my right (weakish player, plays hands face up, etc. - generally non-thinking) who thinks for a bit then calls the $25.
Action to me and I pump it up to $100, having had the plan all along. Thought is that I can see a flop cheap for $8 with suited connectors / premiums if it checks through or I can squeeze the UTG if / when his bet comes as somewhat expected. There's a ton of dead money (around $35 plus the UTG $25 + the guy on my right's $25) and UTG is rarely ever showing up with a hand.
Thoughts? Thoughts on bet sizing? What about the overall execution?
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