$5/$10 NLHE Cash Game at the Commerce
Effective stack: $1,550 (my stack)
UTG white old guy limps, young guy to my right also limp, I am UTG+2 with AcKc and I raised to $60. Other people folded, the limpers call. 3 players to the pot, pot is $190.
The old white guy has a narrower range because he typically limp call raises with weak Broadway hands, suited connectors, and smaller pairs. The younger white guy to my right can have anything. He just likes to see flops with weak hands and try to either get lucky or outplay people postflop.
Flop: Ks 2h 3h
The old white guy lead out for $50. The young white guy calls $50. Pot is $290.
My action: I could call or raise.
Call means I am disguising the strength of my hand, perhaps inducing bluffs from the guy to my right. Raise means I am isolating the old white guy potentially if he has a hand like flush draw or KQ or KJ. I usually expect to win the pot on the spot if I raise to something like $200 or $250. I feel I could I win more money by calling this flop. I called.
The old white guy checks. The young guy bet $225. Pot is $515.
I have not played with the guy to my right before. There are very few value hands he could crush me with. Based on how he only called the flop bet of $50, the hands he has me beat with are A5 and 56. This big bet does worry me though. My read is either he has a straight or he has a combo draw of some kind, like 4h 5h. But it's possible he has hands like KJ or KQ. I called with the intention to evaluate river. The old white guy folds.
The young guy now bets $500. The pot is $1015.
I took my time with this one. I saw how he checked his hole cards on the turn. This could be a tell that he has a big hand. This bet sizing also seems to be consistent for big hands. The Jc is not the best card for me because now the only value hand I am beating is KQ.
I was confused with this big pot bet on the river and I ended up calling.
He showed 5h 6d for the nut straight.
I felt disgusted inside and went off to lose the remaining $710 stack with AK against someone else's QQ.