Did i over play this hand?
My 2nd hand of the night i wonder if i over played or my logic was correct. Here is the hand.
When i see the action on the flop, i don't put them on much. I expect them all to be drawing due to them limping in early. I figured i was looking at a st8 draw, a flush draw and top pair and maybe 45. After the 3 bet i was thinking he must have a large flush draw or A7. I thought it was to big of a move if you had 77 and flop the nuts. Also why not raise pre-flop with this hand. As i made the all-in bet and talked thru my logic to my son i knew i was dead to 1 hand 77 and if they had it o'well.
Does anyone see a different way to play this hand or flaw in my logic?
P.S. My work on tilt and not caring about loosing a BI is getting much better. I played for another 45 minutes and didn't think once about the hand or showed any signs of tilt. Monsters run into monsters it happens.
Its hard to say, but I wouldn't recommend 4-bet jamming all-in on the flop. Lots of people open-limp a lot of their range, including hands you and I would open-raise, so on Global never assume people won't have strong hands in their limping range because a good player would raise that hand. Same goes for post-flop - don't expect fun recreational players to play like you and I.
On the flop, lead out rather than slow play your hand since you get value from straight draws, flush draws, 7x pairs, over pairs, and weaker 4x hands.
When there is a bet, a raise, and a massive re-raise from weak-passive opponents I'm no longer in love with trips with an 8-kicker. I would advocate calling and re-evaluating the turn because there are lots of 4x hands that beat you. Also, if you have A4, re-raise an amount you will get called by worse (around $8-ish) and jam turn on a blank run out.
Always remember, weak passive opponents get aggressive with good, strong hands and typically don't over play draws. I would expect bet and raises with the nut flush, a combo draw, over pairs and trips. Massive re-raises are very value oriented, so mainly sets (full house here), trips, and over pairs.