Seat 8, on the button and $300 behind, was a new player. Seat 9, $150 behind, was a young Indian guy. Seat 5 and seat 6 had about $125 each, both retirement-age gentlemen. I don't remember the betting but a flop of 5♣,8♣,2♥ was good enough for seat 9 to move all-in. The two older gentlemen had called. Seat 8 debated for a bit and called. Turn was a blank and the river 8♦. Indian guy didn't show, seat 5 had a flush draw, seat 6 had J,J and seat 8 flipped over 8♥,10♠. The table got pretty rowdy after that one and seat 8 became known as the Eight-Ten guy.
He won several more hands but unfortunately I didn't see how he played them. At one point he was sitting on $1300. It didn't take long for his stack to drop to $700. He was playing a lot of hands.
This brings me to the main hand of this post. I'm in seat 2 with $370 behind and UTG+1. After inspecting my cards one by one, it was determined that I was in possession of K♥,K♣. Seat 1 made it $15. I threw in $15 and thought surely there will be a raise behind me. But the universe wouldn't have it and 6 of us saw the flop. Flop comes down 3♦,5♦,6♣ and seat 1 bets $20. I make it $60 and it folds to Eight-Ten guy, $700 behind. To my surprise, he puts out $150.
The question that needs to be answered before I make a decision is: what does he have. Aces? No way. Straight? I don't think so. Did he flop a set? Very possible. Is he on a flush draw and or a straight draw? He didn't get his nickname by being a rock. If I call his $150, any betting on the turn and I'll be all-in probably. Ultimately, it came down to me telling myself this is the Eight-Ten guy and my gut tells me I'm ahead. So, I go all-in and he calls. Turn is 3♠ and the river 9♦. My opponent flips over 4♦,K♦.
I'm no Bill "The Butcher" Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis) from Gangs of New York, but I butchered this hand. Looking at the probabilities, I was behind on the flop but a 2-1 favorite on the turn. A better play would have been to call the $150 and move all-in on the turn. He was there to gamble so I doubt he was folding even if the odds had changed.
Would really like to hear from the readers on what to do on the flop after being raised. Not raising pre-flop was a BIG mistake, we all know that.