Sitting in seat 5, I look down and am pleasantly surprised to see A♣-A♠. It folds to me in mid position and I bet $10. Seat 7 immediately calls and it folds to SB in seat 10. SB is a young Asian guy who has been chatting it up with seat 9 about hands. He seems competent. Earlier he was involved in a three-way hand where he had to fold to a shove from seat 9 after the flop. Apparently seat 9 was trying to isolate and seat 10 folded two pair. Seat 9 had an ace high flush draw that he hit on the turn. They spent over ten minutes discussing that shove.
SB makes it $35. I want seat 7 in the hand because I know he will call the $35. He called my ten pretty quickly and had his hand on his chips after seat 10 raised. If I made it $100, I was pretty sure he was going to fold. So, I just called the $35 and seat 7 did too.
Flop comes down 2♣-K♦-2♥ and SB leads out for $40. I make it $100 and seat 7 folds. SB has me covered and announces all-in. I put in the $40 I have left. The turn and the river were blanks.
What do you think he had? Would you have played it differently? Leave a comment.
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He flipped over 2,3!