Hero has only played 15 minutes, but a couple of the regs know me and probably think of me as a nit.
It's folded to Hero who is UTG1 with $500 and raises to $25 with 5♣
: This is a loose raise for me and I usually would only make it from UTG3 or later if everybody folded. However, I wanted to try to take control of the table right away. Also, I wanted the regs to know they wouldn't be facing the same tight/passive player I can accidentally become if not careful.
UTG3 (Loose/Passive) with around $250 calls
CO reg who knows me calls. He's very deep with about $3,000
Btn reg who knows me also calls with about $1,500
($100) Flop KQ9 :r:
Hero bets $80. I know this isn't a great c-bet on the surface, but I feel the two regs would give me credit for a big hand, which would most likely end up with me being HU agains the LP player.
CO and Btn call. Obviously, my play didn't work, I know that both regs have big hands, and I'll have to get lucky on the turn.
($340) turn 5♦
Hero bets $200
CO folds, Btn moves all in, Hero calls.
River is a brick and Btn folds without showing hand.