Playing a $2/$5 NLHE game at Aria last weekend:
I've been at the table for about 2 hours, hovering around my initial buy-in of $1,000. I have a relatively tight image, have had to bet/fold a couple of hands on the river to big over bets.
Villain in this hand frequently aggressive, c-bets a lot, capable of bluffing, tends to throw out feeler bets that are very small with his mediocre hands, has typically taken the lead in hands.
I get dealt AA in middle position.
UTG+1 ($750) opens for $20
($1000) raises to $65
Villain on the button calls ($2100)
Pot size: ~$200
Hero (~$950) bets $145
Villain (~$2050) calls
Pot is at around $500
Hero ($790) thinks for 20 seconds and bets $235
Villain ($1900) tanks for 45-60 seconds and shoves all in
My thinking here is that AK, KK, QQ are 4-betting preflop. KQ and KJ suited might flat from the button preflop. I'd believe anything from JJ-77 is flatting hoping to hit their set.
I'm surprised if KQ or KJ is shoving all in here since my hand could easily be AK. My read was for pocket 10s, but seems weird to speed up so much on the turn with what's likely the nuts when I'm clearly willing to take the lead here.
Seems like an obvious fold to me—I basically only beat a bluff at this point. Would you have played the hand differently? My preflop and flop bet sizing seem okay to me; the turn bet could be a little small?