V1 is a friendly black guy, early 30's, maybe late 20's. Very talkative. Limps a decent amount, but raising range is tight. Overvalues top pair at times.
V2 is the main villain. He is a 60-70 yo loose passive male. He has made some crazy bad preflop mistakes. On one hand, there were 2 limps and I raised to 7x otb and he called the BB with T2s. He flatted AA pre twice, including in multiway pots where he could have squeezed. He has cold called 3 bets multiple times without showdowns. Postflop, he is a bit sticky and will call down light. I have seen him call with overs or with absolutely nothing (98s on K72r with back door draws vs small cbet). He doesn't like to fold very often in general the vibe I get. He is also a pretty superstitious guy and has asked for the deck to be washed.
V3 is a newer player to the table and I haven't seen him at the casino before. He is a late 20's male. Seemed like a normal TAG. I think he played in the nightly tournament before coming to cash games. He had that typical young guy demeanor, where he paused and thought intently while shuffling chips.
Hero is mid 20's male (won't admit to late 20's yet). Have a hoody jacket on (hood is down). I've played with V1 before without major history. I've played with V2 before as well but completely forgot he was this loose. My image is that I'm a winning TAG. I've been pretty card dead but V1 and 3 are newer to the table. V2 has been at the table with me for 8 hours or so and has seen me be both nitty and lag depending on the time of day.
V1 ($500) opens to $30 UTG. Hero ($880) raises to $90 with A♣
. V2 (covers table) calls in MP. V3 ($500) tank calls in SB. V1 calls.
V3 checks, V1 checks, Hero checks, V2 bets $180, V3 folds, V1 folds, Hero calls
Hero checks, V2 checks
Hero has $610 behind
My question is should I be making a smaller bet or just jam?
I block so many Ax combos, yet this player is bad enough to cold call a lot of them, even weaker ones. I would not be shocked if he cold called A2s+ or A9o+, but maybe he calls tighter. If I jam river for just about pot, but as a huge live poker bet, will he tank fold a lot of these Ax combos? And if he has a set or two pair, will he not jam over top of my smaller bet anyway?
Does he actually have AJ/AQ/AK often enough to where jamming is better and he just can't get away from top pair with a strong kicker? I sensed he doesn't like folding in general, but I'm sure this changes when the pot gets this big and he's calling a huge bet on the river in a 3 bet pot where lots of people can assume I have AK or AA.
Is there any merit to leading the turn & river small to where he's all in by the river? As I'm typing this out, I think leading turn for $250 and jamming river seems like a decent plan.
Thoughts on river as played or any alternative lines?