I had a big session last night but feel I made improper folds in two spots that cost me two huge pots. The first is the tougher of the two IMO. I'm up over 1200 in a 3/5 game that is very loose and splashy but I have the tightest winning image at the table.
BTN (~700) has loosened up a bunch after playing pretty tight post flop. In position he is much more aggressive and I've seen him re raise big on the Mississippi straddle with KJo and QJs bloating huge pots. I've also seen him make poor folds with medium strength hands like 88/99 to short reshoves. He seems to be looser at this point of the night.
BB (~500) is splashy loose rec player, can have a wide range and will overplay hands.
I raise utg to 20 with A♦
, MP 2 calls, CO calls, BTN calls, SB calls, BB calls
FLOP (120) K♣
: SB checks, BB donks for 45, HERO raises to 155, MP2 folds, CO folds, BTN snap calls, SB folds, BB folds.
TURN (475) A♣
HERO checks, BTN bets 155..........
I tend to give my opponents too much credit in these spots but he has just about 350 back after this bet....I know he is playing rather loosely of late but can he be betting a worse hand enough here and/or is taking the initiative now that I've shown weakness?
thoughts as to bet folding, check calling or check folding here?...also how is my size on the flop raise?