V in the hand is decent reg. Have played with him once before, and about 3 hours into this session. Has good reputation, but I haven't seen him show down many hands in this session, or scoop many pots. Seems to be playing fairly Tight/Passive, really. Has 3 bet a few times, but limped more. Have seen him 3 bet as light as QJss from LP over MP open. He recently moved to my direct left, but not sure that was so much to get position on me as another player on my right that was a bit of a maniac.
Has effective stack of ~$400, in CO.
Hero HJ, ~$650
I'd say my image is fairly TAG this session. Not played a lot of hands, but have 3! several times pre and post flop, despite mostly middling around fairly card dead.
Hero: A♥ K♣
opens to $8 (my standard lead)
V 3! $25
Folds back to Hero, thinks for 20-30 sec while counting stack, 4! $78
V quickly calls
6♥ 9♥ 4♦
Hero $65, V sort of shuffles his stack around and calls
Hero $125, V tanks maybe 30 sec and call
At this point, pot is now $539. V only has about $130 left in his stack.
I find it very odd that V left himself such a short stack at this point. With no 5! pre and no post-flop aggression, I feel like his range is pretty capped at maybe pockets TT or JJ, but just as likely dragging along on a flush draw. But, I have the A♥, so it would have to be probably specifically KQ♥, or maybe 78♥ ? I would expect 99 if it called a 4! pre to have jammed this turn, if not the flop. After the turn TT seems maybe a good candidate as it picked up a gutshot.
Anyway, river comes J♦
General thoughts on the line?