Commerce 40 and the CO opens. I've played with him a good bit, he is a standard self taught laggy Asian guy. He doesn't know it, but his game is super unbalanced and based entirely on exploitation. It's just how he plays. I 3 bet 77 in the SB and we go headsup to the flop
All things considered that's pretty good. I bet and he goes to call, then obviously audibles at the last second and slings in 8 chips, 4 from each hand. That's weird. I call since any other option would be insane.
T84-3 completing the rainbow
I check and call. Here is the fun part
Have you ever heard the expression "you check you win"? That's exactly where we are now. If he checks he has an 8 or a ten and he wins. But he doesn't check, he bets in rhythm, and I quickly descend to the tank to check my logic. What can't he have?
Big pairs, JJ-KK. He'd maybe cap pre, probably wait til the turn, and never Vbet the river.
One flopped pair. He'd check back now. I'm supposed to have an ace.
A flopped two pair plus. He'd wait til the turn to raise me up.
So what's he got? AT, but that's even unlikely, A8, A4, or a draw. That's it. So I come up for air, call with the walking sticks, and he snap mucks. He immediately takes an out button (we were 4-5 handed) then buys the button for hand two
I open ATo and he defends, HU.
I check back. Why? To exploit him. I want 2 bets going in with AT, not 3, so I'll raise his river bet. The board pairs the 4 and I do just that. He shakes his head and calls and I win. He looks very, very confused.