Classic case of not raising enough?

This happened at a 50/50 NLHE tournament on poker stars.
Should I have check/folded the river? Raised more pre-flop? Been tipped off by the check/calls? This kind of hand seems to be the hardest to play.

Seat 1: Folds (4330 in chips)
Seat 3: Villain1 (1415 in chips)
Seat 5: Hero (1455 in chips)
Seat 6: Villain2 (5200 in chips)
Seat 8: Folds (1415 in chips)
Seat 9: Folds (1185 in chips)
Folds: posts small blind 30
Villain1: posts big blind 60
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Hero [Ad As]
Hero: raises 120 to 180 (3x BB)
Villain2: calls 180
Folds: folds
Folds: folds
Folds: folds
Villain1: calls 120
*** FLOP *** [9h 3c Th]
Villain1: checks
Hero: bets 180 (about 1/3 the pot)
Villain2: calls 180
Villain1: calls 180
*** TURN *** [9h 3c Th] [7s]
Villain1: checks
Hero: bets 360 (again about a third)
Villain2: folds
Villain1: calls 360
*** RIVER *** [9h 3c Th 7s] [3h]
Villain1: checks
Hero: bets 735 and is all-in
Villain1: calls 695 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (40) returned to Hero
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Hero: shows [Ad As] (two pair, Aces and Threes)
Villain1: shows [7h Ah] (a flush, Ace high)
Villain1 collected 3220 from pot

Looking back, it seems that 1/3 is a very light bet, especially considering the 9 and 10 of hearts on the flop.


  • bet almost double what you did on flop and ship turn.
  • Bet the pot on the flop, but once he hit that 7 he's not going anywhere.

    Shrug your shoulders and move on......
  • Thanks for the replies. I'll definitely play aggressively next time!
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