i posted this hand on a different board a couple of months ago. I found those boards to be less friendly and am canceling my memberhsip. don't ask the name though, as I'm not one to bash.
However, this hand was very interesting. It's one that I often think about and figured I would post it here for good discussion. And besides, I think typing in a hurry, I got some of the story out of order. Regardless, there is some good discussion to be had:
I was playing in a huge $1-$2 pot limit game at our local club. The game was playing a lot like a $2-$5 or a $5-$10 game. At one point there was nearly $10K on the table, which is just dumb at these limits.
Anyway I get into this hand with the guy that is the big stack at the table. He's got about $1500 in front of him and I started thehand with about $900. I'm only into the game for $400 at this point. The game is 8-handed.
I have: 5h5s
The game has a $5 straddle which gets called by UTG+1. I raise to $25 from UTG +2. I get three callers.
Flop: Th 4c 5d
I'm first to act and bet $100. Action folds to the villain and he thinks for about a minute and then calls. The others fold.
I bet $200.
On the turn I when he hesitated, looked dejected, and gave the, "I have to call," I immediately assumed he was on QT or JT. He was putting me on AT or KT and figured he was outkicked. We'd each built our stack by staying out of each other's way. There was only one other player that was getting equal respect from either of us.
I bet $200 more. The villain looks me in the eye and says "all-in."
The Villain had been playing relatively tight and had slowly earned his stack. He's one of the few players I was giving any real respect too. And I was only showing down big hands, so he knew I wouldn't fire $200 on a bluff without something big. And in all reality, he was see it as the value-bet that it was.
What do you do here?
After some discussion, I'll explai my actions and thoughts behind them. Everyone seems to have an interesting take on the scenario.