Given the short effective stacks (SPR will be about 5 on the flop) and being out of position, your preflop call is actually very marginal and may not be profitable.
Especially if you think this guy is competent and not going to punt off his whole stack with AA or KK here, then what are you accomplishing by betting out. If you *are* going to lead out, I would suggest betting $55 on the turn and then jamming on the river. If you think AA/KK/AQ/(KQ?) are going to call it off for the bet sizing you made, they'll also call it off for your whole (not much bigger) effective stack.
I am not really sure you had a fully developed plan for this hand, nor does it appear that you worked through your opponents' range and used that to inform your play.
Thanks for all the feedback -
I was being liberal w/ my call. I usually try to follow the 10x raise w/ pp, 20x raise with suited connectors. I felt like calling 7more (so following the 20x rule we would only hve to be 140 deep here, but I agree we would want more for being OOP) wasn't that bad out of the blinds, especially with 2 people already calling and I'm closing the action. Is it the SPR that makes this a marginal call? I think I am missing something, I've been ok w/ making this kind of call in this situation for just that reason. My reasoning is as follows:
At the start of the hand, I had about 240, I can't remember the stack sizes in the field, but I think one had about the same, other had less. I made effective stacks this way bc the way the hand played, villan’s stack was the only one that was relevant. I felt like calling here, ending the action, I could see a flop, decently cheaply, and if I smash the flop, there’s a good chance (w/ shallow SPR) that I’m getting it in pretty easily here. So, in my mind, I call 7, ending the action, if I whiff, easy c/f, if I hit a marginal hand, I’m playing it very warily OOP, folding pretty easily to any real pressure. If I hit it hard, then I can try and get my remaining 240ish in the middle, so 7 to win 240 or at least 180, didn’t seem so bad. I think this is definitely a topic I would be very interested in hearing what others thought about.
On the flop play, I’m always a proponent of betting for value as thinly as possible in live. People call w/ much more inferior hands. However, in looking back at the flop texture, I agree that my lead into three others is REALLY strong. I just feel like I never balance my c/r with draws that when I do it, it’s so transparent to a huge hand that it’s hard to get paid off. I guess the only really hand I’m getting value from is KT, perhaps KK, AA, and weaker Jx hands, but I don’t know how many would show up given the preflop action.
You’re right. I did have a general plan, but didn’t adapt it to the board texture, hand ranges for my villains. If I should have called the preflop raise to begin with, which seems to be in contention, do you guys think c/r or c/c is a better line here? I’m assuming c/c?