$5/$10 nlh HU
Villain is 60ish aggro white guy who plays back a lot and loves to show his bluffs. We had started out at a short $1/$2 table (the only game going) and were the last remaining on a quiet Sunday Night. We both agreed to continue HU $2/$5 with a mandatory straddle from the SB/Button which basically made it $5/$10. He had gotten the best of me at the full table but now he seemed a little lost despite some early comments about how much he liked HU and short handed play. He tended to limp a little too much IMO but was starting to adjust to my constant raises and 3 bets. I had just doubled off him when he slow played Jacks v. my A8 which tripped up on the turn so he might have been a little tilty despite handling it with relative grace.
In the hand in question Villain has about $500 and I have him covered with about $1200.
He lims in for $5 from the SB/UTG and I make it $30 on the BB/Button with 2♥
. He Calls.
: Villain checks and I bet $40. Call
Villain checks and I bet $75. He's been floating most of my C-Bets so a double barrel is mandatory (or not?)
Now he donks river with $175 bet. He could have a King, I'd already seen him bet 3rd pair when the river paired his 6, but that hand had been checked down so he had no reason to think he wasn't good. In this case I could easily have an Eight , a FH or just have him beat with a better King. I did raise pre-flop for what that's worth. I just don't see him value betting many non nut hands here. The king is a good scare card and I think I would have heard from him earlier if he had somehow flopped trips or better. The deuce on the turn was a blank for me but it is a blocker to a Full House.
The 3 is just a bluff catcher and I'm only getting 2.65:. Fold or call?