11-28-05 [poker]Yes, I'm proud of this play. Three-table, I'm the big stack, 3 players left. I've watched hopper888 carefully. I know he only calls raises with good hands, and he'll bluff if they don't hit. He's also been fighting back well against my steal raises.
Seat 3 is the button Total number of players : 3 Seat 3: chukb ( $14756 ) Seat 4: hopper888 ( $8736 ) Seat 8: TRIPSET ( $6508 ) Trny:17800797 Level:11 Blinds (400/800) ** Dealing down cards ** Dealt to chukb [ Ac 4d ] chukb raises . Standard 2.5x button raise with an ace high. I'd be happy to get all in with the short stack in the big blind. hopper888 calls . TRIPSET folds. SB calls, BB folds. hopper888 must have some kind of decent hand, like KJ minimum. ** Dealing Flop ** [ 4c, 2h, Kc ] hopper888 bets . chukb raises . He min bets, I have a pair of 4s. If he had a king, he would have check-raised me here. This min bet might be the club draw, or just AJ or AQ or something like that. I raise to charge the club draw. hopper888 calls . ** Dealing Turn ** [ 8d ] hopper888 checks. chukb checks. I check here because I'm almost certainly good, but I don't really want to bet. He won't fold a better hand. Maybe I should charge the club draw, but I figure let's see the river. ** Dealing River ** [ 7d ] hopper888 is all-In  chukb calls . He leads allin. That sure looks like a bluff. I'm not scared of a big hand, the main thing I'm scared of is something like 55 which is basically a bluff but would still beat me. hopper888 shows [ As, Qh ] high card ace. chukb shows [ Ac, 4d ] a pair of fours.
Hooray for me! Checking the turn let him bluff at me on the river.