We start this hand about $1400 effective at 2/5. Villain in game is somewhat reg-ish, young guy, not much to say about him. He doesn’t seem particularly loose or tight, or particularly aggressive or passive. Maybe a tiny bit towards the loose and aggressive side.
Villain straddles button. SB calls. Hero flats KK in BB. Reason for doing this is there were a couple guys to my left that were opening a lot and often getting flatted, so I felt like it was a good spot for a limp RR to build a pot. Otherwise I think straddler on button will raise fairly often. Folds to button who raises to $50. SB folds. I go small, $160. I just felt like villain’s range was wide enough and my hand strong enough that I didn’t mind giving a good price to try to get lots of calls. Villain calls.
What’s our plan? I don’t think that villain’s going to bluff such a static ace high board all that often, so i don’t see tremendous value in check/calling. But I do think I need to call at least once if I check and he bets.
My question, however, is that since we block AK.... is there any merit in either (1) planning a triple barrel, or (2) planning to check it down and then x/r flop or turn if he bets either/continue big on next street?