2/5, $600 cap. Villian is young, thinking player, and the most aggressive preflop raiser at this table but not a true LAG. We had already tangled in big pots twice in the session prior to the hand in question. I'm probably viewed by the table as TAG-ish, but these two hands likely influenced my image more than anything else:
History Hand 1, effective stacks ~1K:
I raise EP with A
:, V 3-bets, I call.
Flop is J♦
. I check-call flop.
Turn is 5♦
. I lead out $200 to rep a flush. V tank-calls. Planning to shove non-diamond river.
River is 9♦
, pot around $700. I go ahead and shove anyway for ~$650 (spew or brilliant bluff? You decide. That could be a whole other thread). V tanks several minutes (it seemed like an eternity) and ultimately folds. During the tank he asks if I will show if he folds, I nod yes, and I do show the bluff at the end. During the tank he also asked if I had Jacks full, making me think he was at the top of his non-boat range (A♦
History Hand 2, effective stacks don't remember, not important until river.
I have AQo in BB. Multiway pot at first, flop has two queens. I check call V on flop and turn (turn brings a front door flush).
River is the case queen
, effective remaining stacks $470 with a ~$300 pot. I check to induce a bet, he bets $170, I wait a few beats and shove. He jokes about me showing if he folds, then folds relatively quickly for him.
But I do show, because there is a high hand special going on. (spoiler: it held for 1/2 hour before quad kings topped it).
ok, enough preamble, otth.
Effective stacks ~$600. I wake up UTG with A♥
and open for $25. Two callers. V is in button and raises to $125.
The way the game has been played, it's likely both callers would fold if I flatted.
So, if you made it this far...would you flat or 4-bet in this spot, and why?