Still fairly new to the cash game scene, lost a semi big hand today and was wondering if people could critique things I could have done differently.
9-max table 1/2 NL:
Hero (~70 BB in LJ): AsQc
Villain (~300+ BB in CO):Ad4d - relatively new to table, couldn't really tell his style of play yet
Preflop: 3 limps to hero, hero raises to $10, villain calls, two limpers call (BB & UTG).
Four way to flop (pot size $46) comes 3dJd9h. There's the diamond draw, but otherwise a relatively safe flop for two overcards. I decide to cbet to try to force some players out:
Action checks to Hero, Hero bets $25, Villain calls, (pot size $96)
Turn comes Ac. I thought this was a great card for me - I'm now ahead of all combos of flush draws that would have called the flop, along with several overcard combos. I'm behind AJ, AK or sets but I figured the sets were unlikely since villain probably would have raised the flop, particularly with two behind to act. I'm putting villain on a flush draw at this point, so I decide to charge.the draw - Hero bets $50, villain thinks for a second then calls (pot size $196).
In hindsight since I only had about $90 behind at this point I should have jammed? But based on later hands it seemed like villain was relatively loose with chasing flushes and straights.
River comes a 4c, hero checks, villain jams, and hero calls. I was more or less pot committed at this point, and folding with the flush draw missing seemed weak to me. I probably should have led with the jam, but I think the end result would have been the same since he hit his two pair.
I don't know. In hindsight , I think I probably should not have inflated the pot on the turn or jammed, but I dont think jamming would have pushed villain off the hand. Any critiques appreciated - thanks!