This hand comes from one of my last live $2/$5 sessions. It involves something I have been working on which is playing from the SB against tougher opponents.
We are transitioning from the day crowd which is filled mostly with older, weak passive players to the evening crowd which is younger, more skilled grinders. I tend to play more in the evenings as even though there are tougher players, there is a ton more action within the night crowds...But due to life schedule I have been playing more in the day the last month.
UTG+2 limps off $1.5k.
He is a weak passive older player who plays a very wide range. Limping and calling a very high percentage of hands. I am not exaggerating when I say 70%+. Because of this, he is often a target for ISO raises.
LJ makes it $25 off $600.
He just recently sat down and is a very skilled, younger asian kid. I have been involved with him in a session or two before and I respect his game. He is by far one of the best at the table which is full of more passive/weak players. He probably views me as a TAG regular.
With the BB being another weak passive player and the limper almost guaranteed to call, I decide to call.
Do you call, 3b, or even fold this pre-flop?
BB folds. UTG+2 calls.
Flop ($75) = 6s 8h 2d
Turn ($75) = Qs
I $40. UTG+2 calls. LJ calls.
Do you bet here or check? I decided to bet for value thinking the limper could have several Qx type hands or even connected with this flop in some way.
River ($195) = 3s
I $125. UTG+2 folds. LJ tanks and then jams for roughly $535.
Do you bet again on this river or check? Im not in love with my river bet after getting 2 callers on this turn.
Call or fold to the river jam?