$2/$5 ($500 Cap) at Winstar
Villain 1 (UTG2 - $400): 30s white male, trying to play well, but too loose preflop, and a bit stationy post. Not completely clueless, but does too much calling and not enough betting or folding.
Villain 2 (BB - $500): Pro/reg, white 20s male, wearing "the uniform" (hoodie, backpack, and earbuds). Sat down with $2K in various denomination chips in a rack, putting $500 on table and the rest in his backpack. Couldn't be more obvious he plays for profit. Only been at table 15 minutes, not doing much.
Hero (CO - $900): 30s black male, just won a nice-sized pot after check/calling flop, check/raising turn, then overbet shoving river when draws missed (not called). Should have a pretty good image.
Preflop: Villain 1 open-limps UTG2. Hero in CO with 8♥ 9♥ raises to $25. Villain 2 calls in BB. Villain 1 calls.
Pot $75. Flop 8♣ 9♦ T♠. V1 checks. V2 checks. Hero checks behind...
Let's focus on the flop before I go further. What do you guys think of this? What hands are you betting on this flop? Is bottom two pair basically the same as AA here?