I played a home game with some friends tournament-style, and I made a risky all-in move I am thinking twice about.
effective stack is ~500, my opponent covers me by 40. blinds are 2/5.
action folds to me on the small blind and I look down at 7♥3♦ , I decide to raise to 3x to try to steal the big blind. The player in the big blind, tanks for a minute or two then calls.
flop comes Q♥5♣T♦, this flop seems like a really dry board, no straights or flush draws. I reason that because my opponent took so long to call preflop, that I could easily barrel and rep a really good hand. I bet 50, he snap calls.
turn looks like a blank, 2♠. At this point I put him on a strong pair or a two-pair, so I either need to give up or commit to the pot at this point. I shove with absolutely nothing, and he thinks for a minute and calls
opponent shows K♠K♣, and I am obviously crushed. I get a lot of respect from other players for making the move, but it clearly didn't work this time.
- is this a good move to make against an amateur player at a home game?
- is this an obvious bluff (given only the action)?
- is it worth it to shove a large stack like this when attempting to bluff, or would it be better to keep barreling?