What The Heck Was That? Angling?
First, I'm not steaming about this, just curious. Was this guy angling me? Live cash $1/$2 NLHE. Hero UTG $240ish with 66 raise to $10, MP $ unknown calls $10, CO villain $150ish calls $10. Flop: Ace d, 6 s, 9 d /$30 in pot. I lead $20 targeting Ace face and protecting against flush draw, MP folds, CO calls $20. Heads up to the Turn: 3 s /$70 in pot. Now this is where it happens. I look at villain then I look down at my chips and start cutting out a bet. Villain pushes his stack ($120ish) about 6 inches off the rail towards the middle and says,"That's all you can bet." I looked at the dealer and said, "Angling?" (I regret saying that). Dealer shrugs, "Cash game." Ok. Villain says, "You were looking at my chips, I just wanted to show you what I had." Now I'm flustered. I'm pretty experienced but I haven't seen much of that kind of stuff. We all know the game has a flow to it and when the flow is interrupted it's kind of jarring. That was very jarring to me. Anyway, I almost checked but something said he wanted me to check so instead I bet $50, villain calls $50. River bricks, $170 in pot. I shove $160ish (awful bet size, draws calls nothing but Ace face may have paid off a value bet) villain insta folds showing K 10 suited diamonds!! Dealer shuffles and I say to villian, "Sorry about that, I was confused by what you did." He says, "No problem but I am the last person to angle shoot anyone." My mind is racing, I've never seen this guy before but everyone seems to know and like him. I'm not angry but all I can think is this guy made an aggressive physical movement out of turn to try to get me to not bet so he could have a free shot at the nut flush! I believe that's chapter 3 in the poker angler's handbook. I wanted to say all that but I just kept my mouth shut. I don't particularly care one way or the other that he did that. I'm pretty confident in my game and make up so I'm just chalking this up to gained experience. I posted this to get your thoughts. Most of you have more experience/knowledge than I do. Thanks