Villain is a big winner in the game. Some people consider him a 'fish on a heater' but what he gives away in EV pre and OTF, he often makes up by getting ridiculous action with his big hands. He is very aware of his image and uses it well. I'd say his turn and river value-to-bluff ranges are more balanced than most people's and he is a fan of overbets (with an appropriate amount of nuts-to-medium strength-to-air in his range.) He also has a healthy disrespect for money.
Hero has a winning image (today and in general.) He'd be thought of as a nit by our villain's standards but most people would consider him fairly aggressive with a penchant to 3B more than most. He has to tighten up a little in this line up as our villain is two to his left but in this hand he has position.
$5/$10 - $3.5K eff.
Hero opens to $30 in the CO w/T
, BTN folds, Villain (SB) raises $125, BB folds, Hero calls
$260 (2 Players) Villain checks, Hero bets $150, Villain calls
$560 (2 Players) Villain checks, Hero bets $225, Villain calls
$1,010 (2 Players) Villain goes all in for ~$3K, Hero?
Villain paused for about 10-15 seconds before making the bet (which is pretty much standard for him before any play) and after he shoved, he was focused on the board while slowly shuffling his chips (which again is standard.)
Villain is very capable of huge bluffs as well as huge value bets but this is 3x the pot!!! What are his bluffs? Can he do this with AA or KK? I mean would you c/c, c/c, overbet jam with those hands? <- What would he expect to get called by? QQ? JT? I mean... he could have a sticky 4 that he thinks just made gin.