Mid-stakes 4-table tournament in card club, 19 players remain, Hero and Villain are two top-5 stacks.
Hero opens UTG+1 to 5bb with KK
Folds to SB who 3-bets to 15bb.
SB has a near-zero 3-bet range, the type who would need TT+/AKs to consider it. I've seen him fold JJ preflop to a 4-bet in the past. Needs a good flop to build a big pot. Have seen him play for years like this.
With these considerations, I arrived at a mental sticking point that happened on every street. I didn't have a clear get-called-by-worse/get-better-to-fold bet.
I thought he'd fold out TT and sometimes JJ to a 4-bet, probably call with QQ and shove only AA. (I discounted AK because of blockers) Should I 4-bet here or let him see a flop, hope it's low and build the pot from there?
I flat and the board comes Q-5-2 rainbow
SB leads for 20bb
Here I thought i was either way ahead/way behind again. I'm now beat by QQ and AA and a raise here would fold out TT/JJ. (He wouldn't 3-bet AQ pre)
I flat, turn comes a Jack
He checks after a good few seconds of thought.
At this point the only hand I can find that I beat is TT. I reckon he would call with AA, fold TT and check-raise QQ/JJ.
Should I be trying to make this pot bigger?
Should I bet for equity protection?
Should I think about turning KK into a bluff to pressure AA over 2 streets?
I checked back after failing to find a reason to bet
Villain checks again
At this point i think i'm just beat and check back.
IS there a value bet here?
Should I consider representing AK with an overbet to fold out better?
he had TT and won with a rivered set