Villian is a standard tag reg. 22/18 3-Bet 6%. He's slightly aggro, but not overly so...seems to know what he's doing.
Merge Network $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1815251
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Hero (BTN): $25.00
Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with T 8
3 folds, Hero raises to $0.70, 1 fold, BB calls $0.45
Flop: ($1.50) T A 2 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BB raises to $3.00, Hero calls $2
Turn: ($7.50) J (2 players)
BB bets $5.62
Final Pot: $7.50
BB wins $1.51
BB wins $5.62
Pre-Flop: A standard open on the button against tightish regs behind. This hand is almost strong enough to call a 3-bet IP and play a pot, in fact I think I would sometimes if I had a specific read on a player.
When villian calls, I'm thinking his range is 22-88, maybe a few combos of 99 and TT, because he raises those most of the time pre. Broadway hands would flat here, although I would discount KQ, because that hand might raise sometimes. Suited connectors. Maybe a few combos of weaker Axs. AT could probably go either way between raise and fold.
Flop: I think this is my mistake in the hand. After the villian checks, there's really no reason to bet. An ace isn't folding, a better ten probably won't fold and I could get raised by a stronger draw (which is a flip), or a weaker draw (which puts me in a tough spot, where I might fold the best hand). There's not much need to protect if I have the best hand, because some of his overcards are tainted by my flush draw, so he has fewer outs to beat me.
Of course two pair and sets will raise. Complete Air could raise me sometimes too. The stack to pot ratios are high, so there's really no reason to play a big pot with a non-nut hand or draw. If this was a 3-bet pot, I'd get it in all day here.
After he CRs me on the flop, I punch my computer screen and then try to figure out what to do. Basically, his value range is 22, AT, or maybe A2s. KQss, KJss, QJss, are possible but a bit discounted as those hands will raise sometmes pre-flop. I'd be very surprised to see a naked Ace here, as strong aces raise pre-flop and weaker aces will probably either raise pre, or check call a lot. Semi-bluffing with a smaller draw is possible, but some players won't do this and I have the 8s which cuts down on the number of smaller SCs the villian can have.
Clicking back is an option, but making it $7.00+ commits me to a shove. In a small pot like this, there's no reason to shovel it all in on the flop here because I will never like the hand villian is calling with. Calling his small raise and seeing what develops is my play because he gives up with air sometimes and gives up with a small draw sometimes too.
This might be crazy, but if I hit my flush on the turn my plan is to check back and wait to bet for value on the river, or bluff catch a smaller flush. Because....If I bet the turn with a 10-high flush and he jams, I'd have no idea what to do. In other words, if I check back the turn I can disguise my hand and get one street of value on the river, and protect my hand against coolers at the same time.
Turn: He bets pretty big. I see no reason to take bad odds to draw to a flush or two pair, both of which may be drawing dead. Fold.