$0.25/$0.5 No Limit Holdem
Converted at weaktight.com
Pre-flop: ($0.75, 6 players) Hero is BTN
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $1.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.75, 2 folds
Flop: ($4.25, 2 players)
UTG+1 bets $2.50, Hero raises to $7.50, UTG+1 folds
Final Pot: $9.25
Hero wins $13.79 ( won +$4.54 )
UTG+1 lost -$4.25
Now where this may look a little straightforward there was a lot of thought that went into this. I would like to explain to those that may not think that deep within basic hands.
Villian is 14/11/5 style. He is a tight aggro player raising from UTG+1. We can assume his range is very tight here. TT-AA, AQs+, AKo with a smaller chance of lower pocket pairs. I call for set value here, hoping the blinds will call too.
This flop is super safe. Villain will lead out with 100% of his range here. I dont see any hand that he doesnt lead here. Now the chances of him having a Ten in his hand is very very low. The chances of me, a caller to a pf raise on the button, having a Ten is way higher. So, how would we play a Ten here. Some would say call here. But I think that would give your range as a T or a flush draw, I think that if I had a Ten here I would raise to protect vs any flush draw that he may have. A raise here doesnt seem bluffy as this would be exactly how I would play a Ten. He is a thinking player and there is hardly any chance he can now just call out of position here. With the fact that I am repping a Ten here and the story is viable that my range includes a Ten then I dont see him rereraising here with overpairs.
Position, raising ranges and calling ranges vs a thinking player. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine how you would play in their position.
**Note that if he is a fishy player this play does not work. They will keep raising/pushing with any overpairs**
Just my ramblings.. hope it helps someone.