So my lunch break poker has gone from turbo SNGs to .10/.25 no-limit hold'em (according to bankroll rules 5% x $800 = $40 so $25 max buy-in fits). I had this hand come up today:
Table: .10/.25 6max NL Hold'Em Ring Game
Folded around to Villian on button who limps. Villian has been semi-tight but limping and raising from button often. SB folds. I raise 4x BB to $1 from the BB with 6c7c. Villian flat calls.
So I flopped the nuts more or less. I check. Villian raises pot. I flat call.
I check again. Villian raises 3/4 pot. I run down the clock and call with about half my time bar left.
Now I don't know what to do. I've been playing the hand like I have faces or ace high or possibly on the flush draw. I decided to bet out around half the pot for value. Villian folds relatively quickly. How could I have gotten more value out of the hand?
Was the river bet a poor idea? Should I have checked down to see if I could get him to fire another bullet or was the scare card already too much? I think the smarter play would have been a small raise on the turn.
I'll post a cleaner recap from PokerTracker when I get home but for now this will do. Look forward to your input.
See you at the virtual felt,
P.S. - My cash game is improving. 0 losing sessions in 7 tries on the ring game in 2008. profit of $50+ on micro limits of .05/.1 and .10/.25. Will post stats later.