At a local 1-3 cash game with a table of bad rec players. Some are splashy, most are weak/passive and all are just bad. Villain to my immediate left is incompetent and terrible (nearly called a nit's $130 4-bet preflop with K♦J♦).
I open UTG($430) to $12 with A♠Q♣. Villain to my immediate left (covers; incompetent and terrible; three-bet top pair weak kicker in position on the last flop I played with him) min raises to $22. SB calls. BB Folds. I thought about 4-betting, but I figured I could outplay SB and +1 and dominate their Ax heavy range, and I was closing action.
So, three ways to a flop.
Flop($65) J♦ 7♦ 2♣
Checks through. I eliminate his strongest holdings (AA,KK,QQ) and put him on something with some showdown A10-AK, middling pairs, overs, or maybe a slowplayed JJ. It's tough to range him because I doubt he has any sort of postflop strategy/gameplan. TBH he could have any two cards at this point, but I'm using my best judgement.
SB checks. I bet $40. I think there is enough KJ, KQ, AJ, AK, AT and other draws I can get called by. Villain calls.
I bet $200 into $145; any of his AK, A10, and AJ might think they have the best hand now.
He shoves. Other than a slowplayed JJ, he has nothing that beats me here. If he has K10, he's getting paid. I call $170 more.