So tonight I was goofing around with some $4NL 6-max and this is a hand came up. I knew from the start where I did not want to end up. This villain has a habit of shoving rivers regardless of pot size. When I first got this hand, the last spot I wanted to find myself in was with a large pot on the river and only one pair.
0: BTN: $3.38
1: SB: $2.55
2: BB: $1.63
3: UTG: $2.06
4: Villain: $4.74
5: Hero: $5.26
Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has K A
1 fold, Villain calls $0.04, Hero raises to $0.18, 3 folds, Villain calls $0.14
Flop: ($0.42) 3 Q K
Villain bets $0.16, Hero raises to $0.48, Villain calls $0.32
Turn: ($1.38) 3 Q K 4
Villain bets $0.32, Hero raises to $0.96, Villain calls $0.64
River: ($3.30) 3 Q K 4 2
The villain has $3.12 left in his stack. I have gotten myself to the river with a one pair hand, a large pot, effective stacks of about the size of the pot, and a villain who loves to shove rivers when he has been betting throughout the hand. This is a recipe for disaster.
If he shoves here, I have a really hard decision to make. He could easily have KQ or even K-4 (he'll play anything). Hell, he could have Q-3 (it is well within his range) and I have been being slow-rolled the entire time. At the same time, he could also shove a lot of one-pair hands that I beat as well as a bunch of random bluffs. I can easily see him shoving J-T here. In fact, his range is pretty heavily polarized towards two pair hands and J-T or similar hands if he shoves. He will semi-bluff small like that when on the draw. And he will also bet small like that with larger hands.
If he shoves, it is a bad call but it's also a pretty bad fold too. This is exactly the sort of spot I don't want to find myself in on the river against this sort of monkey. If I raise more on the turn the pot will be large enough that I almost have to call. If I smooth call, I can get away because the pot will be a lot smaller when he shoves. Basically, I commit far too many chips to this hand without being committed to going all-in.
So what do you do differently to avoid finding yourself in this spot?