Villain in the hand is one of the better 2/5 players, but the game broke and he is at this 1/2 table. We're about 350 effective.
Hero: Losing image, but not to Villain as he just moved. Also seen as a solid player. Myself, along with the rest of the table, has fallen victim to the super VIP, who has been running hotter than a star close to supernova.
Super VIP limps UTG+2 for $2, tighter old guy raises to $10 in CO. I catch something in Villain's reaction as he calls OTB. A small thing, but there was something there. I flat A♣ 5♣ in BB (thought about 3betting, but wanted to keep Super VIP in the hand). Super VIP obliges and calls.
Flop ($41): 6♣ 8♠ 9♣
Hero checks, VIP checks, CO bets $15, BTN calls, Hero raises (???) to $65, folds to BTN who jams for $281 more.
How is the line so far? Is there any merit to flatting the flop? And then the jam seems unexpected. I felt like he'd at least minraise sets or other stronger hands, but maybe not. It's a sigh math call? Or just fold?