May 1, 2010 3:11:10 PM EDT
So I was playing $1/2 NLHE at the River Rock last night, and near the end of the session, this hand came up.
Villain is UTG and opens to $12. I've been at the table for about 5 hours, and villain hasn't been around for no more than an hour. At the beginning of his session, he seemed to be opening pretty often and generally seems to play pretty aggressive, but seems to be at the same level as your typical 1/2 player. I have 88 in middle position and flat behind the guy sitting to my right. It's folded around and there are 3 players to the flop with $39 in the pot.
Flop comes 5h5x4x. Villain bets $35, 3rd wheel folds, I flat.
The turn is the 4h. Villain has $127 behind and there's $109 in the pot, but he takes next to no time after the turn comes out to start fiddling with his chips. He takes a long time to count out his bet size, and eventually fires out $75. I tanked for 2 or 3 minutes using the info I just got from him, also staring at him at times and he seemed to avoid eye contact with me.
Eventually, I shove and he folds. I show, and since my friend's sitting behind me on the rail, I say to him, "I'm a fucking hero, man." Ain't havin none of that man...