This is a 1/3 B&M cash game.
Villain sees like a good player.
Hero is struggling (played an earlier hand very poorly) and seat has been very cold.
UTG+1 raises to 10
UTG+2 (Hero) raises to 35 with QQ
Folds around to HI
Hijack (Villain) quickly calls
Folds around to UTG+1 who calls
Flop is 8-3-2 rainbow
Hero bets $45, leaving $160 behind
Villain quickly min-raises to $90, leaving him with ~$170 behind
Hero chose to push here. Logic was:
- Put villain's range on KK, JJ, maybe 10-10, and a teensy change of a bluff. Didn't think AA was likely as 1-3 players (from hero's experience) would re-raise pre-flop with AA. Didn't think anyone's calling $35 with 2-2, 3-3, or 8-8. Or if they did, I think it's definitely a -EV play pre-flop.
- Admittedly, I was having a rough night as my seat was frigid. So another factor may have been frustration that my cards had been so consistently bad.
The min-raise had me a bit spooked although I wasn't sure if I should interpret that as strength, or a weak hand trying to be cute.
Questions - Did I play this hand well? Should I have folded after the min-raise from villain?
Villain insta-calls and shows 8-8 and ends up winning the pot.