Playing 1-2 live, a nine handed home game. Its five hours into the session. At the start of the night. the table had been "tighter" than it commonly is, though its not tight by any normal measure. By now things are somewhat looser though not as wild as some nights can be. There are some significant stacks and a few folks with short stacks hoping to get lucky.
Cast of characters:
Hero has the button with $600. Hero has been quietly running good - won every significant showdown, sucked out when behind, held on when ahead. Hero is still getting more respect than normal for his bets. Hero might be a little over confident and the Villains a little cautious.
The SB from the last thread is going to have a part in this hand. He has $1,600 and is in middle possition this hand. SB is a work in progress, a year ago he was the biggest fish in the sea. Today he is close to break even, though still a small loser. He is hyper loose, semi aggressive preflop and loose aggressive post flop. His judgement about when to be aggressive and balance is much better, but still he has much too much air and weak holdings in his range.
The last four hours have been golden for our villain, ever since Hero sucked out on him. He has taken a $200 rebuy to $1,600. This villain gets more passive in general with a big stack, though mostly when the bets get bigger. He might still splash around with bets less than $30ish.
He is the big blind this time, but CO from the last thread also is playing. He has $250 playing in the big blind, but is in for $600. He is prone to occational spews with silly hands during the night, often later and after lots of booze. His bluff frequency is too high and he value towns himself regularly. He is hyper loose, semi passive preflop, loose and semi aggressive post flop. BB thinks he can out play everyone at the table including Hero.
My old friend, Crazy, sits UTG+3. he has $300 and is up marginally on the night. Tonight Crazy isn't so crazy - Hero has been joking he must be taking ADD drugs to be so calm.
CO sits with $300. Last session he was +$2,500 and just collected it tonight so his pocket is over-full but he is down $400 so far tonight. the first hour or so he ran extra good, but since then he has donked off $800 - $900 from his session high. CO normally is trick-trappy hyper loose aggressive preflop (meaning he might raise 25% of his hands but almost never raise QQ+, AK) and loose aggressive post flop. Tonight he has become much more of a calling station while he moans about his bad luck.
Generally all the villains are sticky and greatly over value one pair hands. Hero will try to adjust his game to match.
All the villains plus one limp to Hero who makes a table normal raise to $11 with K
from the button. SB folds, all the villains call plus one other limper folds. Five players to see a flop, $58 in the pot.
The flop: K
Every one checks to Hero. Should hero bet? If so, how much? What's the plan for the hand?