I started the hand with about $500. Main villain is in MP with $350 effective. Played with him before and he is able to think beyond the two cards in his hand. Rest of the table in the hand range from a couple spewy fish to tighter regs.
I'm in the BB with 7♣
:. 5 players limp, SB completes and I check.
$13 in the pot and the flip is 7
:. SB leads for $5. First discussion point between myself and my friends became should I call or raise. I choose to call because of the wet, connected nature of the board, how few good turn cards I had and how many players behind there were with undefined hands there were. If I was closer to being last to act I would lean toward raising. Thoughts?
V puts in a raise to $16, SB calls, I call. Because of my history with the V he has to have either a combo draw or a set. I've rarely seen him make this move with the combo draw so I weight him to having 22 since I block the other sets. I have a plan for a lot of cards that may come.
$55 in the pot. Turn is 5♥
. SB check, I check, V bets $40, SB folds, I call. I felt a raise here would be too strong. It would look like I only have larger boats than 2s full. I know he'd never bets a draw a 2nd time on a pairing card. He isn't that type. I think he might even fold 2s here if I made it $80-$100. I know other players would never fold a boat at this level.
$135 in the pot. River is 9♣
. I bet $90. He tank calls. I show first, he then shows his 22. Should I have checked again to allow a chance to check raise?