$1/$2/$5 $700 eff
It's a straddled pot and I open to $20 UTG with 4♣ 4♦
It folds to the Button (~$1k a decent lag who is table aware) makes it $70 and I make the call. Ordinarily I'd just let this go but he's a capable player who likes to mix it up so I kind of look at this as a standard HU situation where I'm continuing with any decent hand. 44 isn't great but it fits the bill. Pot is exactly $140 after the rake.
Flop Q♥ 8♣ 6♣ We both check
Turn is A♦ I glance up at him and do a slow check. He thinks for a second and again checks back.
River A♣ This seems like a perfect opportunity to take a stab. After checking both the flop and turn it looks like he has something like JJ or TT. Is that too tight a range to put him on? I think if he had been making a move PF he would have CBet the flop. I would.
I bet $150. Was this ill advised and if we make this play what should our bet size be?