Playing in the Poker Slut tournament last Sunday, this hand was big for me. (I can't find it in my HH, so the facts are approximate. I don't know the size of the blinds or the bets, but they don't matter too much for the point of this post.) The game was NLHE and the starting stacks were 3,000. The villain and I each had slightly more than our starting stacks. The villain, in the Big Blind, was a good player.
It folded to me and I completed from the SB. The villain (BB) had J-5 or something similar (He had 5, but I'm not sure of the other card). The flop was 2-3-6. I checked and the BB checked. I agree with this. He had a draw and if he bet, I might check-raise him off it. The turn was an ace. The board is now A-2-3-6 rainbow. I bet about half the pot and BB called. No problem.
The river was the gin card: the ♣4. The board read A-2-3-4-6 with no flush possible. I bet two-thirds of the pot and the BB raised. Do you see any problem with this?
I now moved all in -- oops! BB had put himself in a position where he was faced with a nasty decision. Finally, he called and I showed ♣5 ♣7 for the stone cold nuts. This doubled me up and left BB crippled.
I think this is a case where BB raising was too greedy. I wouldn't call his big raise without a straight myself, and there's some risk (as in what actually happened). What do you think?