V in this hand is a very LAG reg. We've tangled in a few hands where he has forced me off medium strength hands with fairly large bets on turn and river.
There is a UTG player in this hand with a $65 stack, but for all purposes, Hero has effective stack of $570 in the hand.
Hero, LJ 9♣
Preflop: UTG all-in for $65. H call, BTN (main V) and SB call.
Flop ($262) 9♥
SB chk, H $55, BTN call, SB fold
Turn ($263 main, $110 side) 7♦
H $100, snap call
River ($263 main, $310 side) 6♣
Curious as to thoughts on the line, and post-flop sizing. I'm never quite sure what is correct for initiating betting into the side pot. Looking back on it, I think I could have gone a bit larger on flop to maybe $70.
Turn I think was OK as I was trying to bet large to fold out the potential flush or straight draw. I could see this particular V in there with a hand like T8 or QT.
If we're giving V some combos of T8, what's your play on the river to get max value?
Given this particular Villain and our history, I ended up checking to hopefully induce a bluff from a busted draw, or a value bet from the straight if that is what V happened to show up with.
V ended up betting $200.
I called and V showed A♥ Q♥
UTG mucked and I scooped.
Looking back I think against this particular type of Villain, the check on the river has a lot of value, but I could also see betting the same $100 as the turn and possibly inducing the same type of bluff. Thoughts on that line? We're only losing to JJ or 66 on the river, so I would be calling any raise on the river.