08-07-2005, 05:58 PM
Playing a home game i had a pair of fives, not too much but this hand was all mine. In a three player game left in the tourney with him on the button i called his raise with a 5/8 suited for two reasons. One because he is an aggressive player and two because he threw his chips in with a flare and emphasis before the flop i felt he didn't have much. A five came up on the flop with a couple other low cards. It was check/check and i haven't got a read on him yet. On the turn came another blank card that i had no idea what it was, but it was a blank. He came out and bet a good amount and its back to reading again and i stared him down for a while and i sensed he didn't have anything. Then i seen him quickly look back at his hand for a bit as i was playing with my chips. At this i felt he was bluffing. I didn't want him to know i caught him there but i made up my decision i was going to call the bet and called 30 seconds later. The river paired up with the turn and he fired another bet out there. Because of that read i got on the turn (especially) i knew he probably didn't have it and that card couldnt' have changed anything. I took about 20 seconds or so to call the bet and i did and he showed me 3/6 (neither paired the board). I was right about him bluffing right off the bat and i was right about him bluffing on the turn. I will tell you something it is something else when you can call someone with a bluff and show just a pair of fives. This must upset anyone trying to bluff and to see that they called because of an obvoius read. I told him afterwards that i noticed a bit that i felt i had the best hand and i didn't want to throw it away.