Hello sorry for not having the handhistory at hand, I was just today changing from my old PT to holdem-manager and somehow messed up with the importing.
Here is the hand anyway:
I was playing about 27-23 at the time on the table, I was attacking and stealing every time from button but other then that pretty snugg.
I had been playing with the same opponent to my left for the entire session, somewhere between 1 and 2 hours.
He had been 3beting me a little bit and i had generally been folding or 4beting. 4beting some good hands and some bluffs. Thus far I had been very tight from the small blind, I had raised him early in the session and he 3bet me the first time so I suspected there was going to be alot of battles and action in this situation and he wasnt going to fold his big blind much in possition. I had not 4bet him yet in SB vs BB (I probably should have, he was really out of line in BB vs SB.), ive called and checkraised flopp like 1-2 times but we never saw showdown in blind vs blind. I had been mucking preflop quite a bit too.
So now im dealt AJ in SB and I open to 3bbs, we are 150bb deep as he did not buy-in full at the deep table.
He quickly makes it 10bbs and I decide to call. Didnt want to make my first 4bet with AJ since I wasnt sure about how he was going to react to it, so I had no idea how to play postflopp if I did. Id rather have a AK or QQ+ type of hand or junk when I 4bet not knowing anything.
Flopp comes out: A 5 6 and I check. (pot 20bbs)
He bets 16bbs and I decide to just call. My hand is almost always good and I didnt want to raise it and have him play back with a draw or AK, I dont think he would ever bluffraise. So I decided to see the turn.
Turn comes out: 5 and I check again. (pot 52bbs)
He now bets 28bbs into the 52bb pot. I noticed the betsize. It really looked like he was trying to set up the pot for a perfect rivershove around the potsize, slightly less. Im not sure what my play should be here? He cant think I have a junky ace, I was really not opening those in SB. So his hand is pretty much AK, AQ, tripps, a flushdraw or a bluff? Maybe I should have folded the turn, im not sure he bets a flushdraw even. And I dont know if he would barrel air, maybe. I timed down and couldnt decide at all, so I called and I was planning on calling river too just to see what he has! His range is so wide preflop and he had been cbeting every flopp.
River comes out: J (pot 108bbs)
I still have no idea what he has but I think if he is not going to fire he is going to have air and wouldnt be able to call anyways. So I check, he jam his last 96bbs in and I call.
He show me A5 for a boat.
I think about this. I really cant be playing this well, I open>call>call>call>call and it must be really easy for him to take advantage of this in possition. I mean I know because thats what I do! People arent giving me any problems doing this, and I dont know what I can do really?
You geniuses out there, how do you play this?
And even more importantly: whats your strategy against this?
Only thing I can think of is opening really tight and 4beting back ALOT to negate possition.
But its so easy for opponent to adjust to this and make us get the money in super bad. Its really going to take a long time until we can see adjustments made by the opponent in these kind of spots since they come up so rarely.