I had one hand earlier from tonight that produced what is quite an interesting situation, although at first glance it may not appear so.
The villain (BB) is a typically ordinary player at these tables. He doesn't bluff too much. He is not too good at disguising his hands and bets strongly to protect good but vunerable holdings. He is a bit of a calling station but is capable of folding when he knows his hand is no good.
$1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:59:41 ET - 2007/06/24
Seat 1: UTG+1 ($189.15)
Seat 2: MP1 ($203.70)
Seat 3: MP2 ($215.90)
Seat 4: Hero ($202.35)
Seat 5: Button ($355.10)
Seat 6: Empty
Seat 7: SB ($108.55)
Seat 8: Villain ($170.15)
Seat 9: UTG ($258.85)
SB posts the small blind of $1
Villain posts the big blind of $2
Dealt to Hero [Qd Jd]
UTG calls $2
3 players fold
Hero calls $2
SB calls $1
*** FLOP *** [Ts 2c 9d]
Hero bets $7
Villain raises to $26 [Instantly]
Hero calls $19
*** TURN *** [Ts 2c 9d] [3d]
Villain bets $62 [Instantly]
(Current pot size is $122)
Question 1. Do you raise, call, or fold, and why?
Assuming that we call and the following happens:
Hero calls $62
*** RIVER *** [Ts 2c 9d 3d] [3h]
Villain checks [After a 2 second pause]
(Villain has invested $90 into the pot, and has $80 left.)
Question 2. Do you check behind or push all-in, and why? What hand does villain have?