$1/$3 $450 eff.
I have 9♣
in mp. One limp. I raise to 15. Next to act unknown villain makes it 50. Folds back to me and I call.
I think this is a marginal call. I justified it in the moment that we were deep enough. I'd prefer to be deeper as per Bart's 15,25,35. I'd also prefer to have position. But I make the call.
Flop is 7♦
I check. villain bets 65. I call.
Any merits to Xraise here? When I first sat down this villain went to showdown after 3-betting with AKo. Small sample size but since 3-betting is pretty rare in this game, I have him on a pretty standard 3-bet range of QQ+ and AK, AQs+. Maybe JJ+.
I check with the intention of x-raising now that I have top pair and am open ended. He checks back.
Pot is $230 heading to river.
: Diamonds miss. I x planning to call. villain tanks and bets $300 which is the max bet in this game.
There is a one liner to a J, obviously but I don't have him with many jacks. It's pretty standard for players to just call with J's in this game. I don't expect him to show up with any unpaired Jacks.