1/2, $5 bring in. Uncapped so the game plays very aggressive and splashy. V1 tough TAG, V2 full time pro, knows the math better than most. (We've talked some.) Like to build pots pre. My stack is $500, the two relevant V's each have over 2K. It's a 3-table must move system, this is the 2nd table and given how deep most of the table is, I'm just a fly on the wall in this game. Hero is known as tight, a PLO noob, but frankly my image is pretty irrelevant.
TBH I don't have all the limpers in the hand tracked correctly, but I know the 4! bet and stack sizes are correct. V1 utg raises to 10, a few calls, V2 in HJ raises to 20 (possibly 25), CO calls, I call otb with 8765 sooted to the 8. In hindsight it's not great(?) with the action being open to utg, who indeed pots for 185. One limper and V2 call, I'm closing the action. (EDIT: It's possible one of the blinds called pre but pre-loaded that he was going to fold. I wrote "closing" in my notes, but I can't work ot how the 4! worked out to 185. Doesn't change my question about my decision, but I want to get the HH as accurate as possible.)
This seems like a perfect spot to see a flop and go with it if I flop well, even though if you'd told me before the action that I'd have to plunk down 2 bills with this hand, I'd never be in this spot.
Please critique my thinking! TYIA