£1/£2 game £800 cap, 9 handed.5% rake structure capped at £5, no flat drop etc. This is the only game that runs regularly at this venue, usually 1-3 tables depending on the day, so the standard is probably better than your average 1-2 elsewhere due to lack of other options. Generally a mixture of tight-ish players and a couple of spots.
Villain is a regular in the game, mid 40s at a guess. Played with him a fair bit over the last few of years although not for a few months now as I've not been playing live much. He's always been one of the tighter players at the table, I've not seen him massively get out of line and when he sits down, one of the other players makes a snarky comment under his breath about how he might leave due to how 'boring' this guy is. Usually has it in big spots, but he's definitely not scared money either, always buys in for the max, doesn't mind putting money in and I know he plays bigger too both cash and MTT. We've spoken in the past and I know he views me as a decent but tighter player in this lineup.
Hero (~£580) dealt KcJh on BTN, villain (~£800) straddles UTG to 4. One limper in CO, I raise to 24 to isolate. Blinds fold, villain calls in the straddle, limper folds. Heads up to the flop.
FLOP: Ks 2h 3h (£55)
V checks, I cbet £34, V check-raises to £90. I call.
TURN: 5s (£235)
V bets £130, I think for a while and call.
RIVER: 9s (£495)
V thinks for about 10 seconds and moves all in.
Hero? (£340ish to call)
I don't know how wide this guy defends his straddle, but I imagine his range includes the bulk of suited hands as seems standard in these games. His value range is fairly narrow here, one combo of K2s and K3s each and three combos of 32s, plus 22 and 33. Preflop and flop seem standard to me, so the question is how wide should I be calling down on the turn/river? Jh in my hand hurts me as it removes some of his flush draw combos. Some gutshots got there on the turn, and any flop bluffs containing spades now get there too. His flop value range is pretty narrow though, but then again I probably don't isolate 33 or 22 here so I can't really have many nut hands here either. I felt like in the moment the 'optimal' play is to call the turn and evaluate rivers, is this line of thinking correct?