V1- STraddle- Recreational poker player, plays on the looseish side, but nothing too crazy, not be too out of line fwiw.
Overall table is playing on the looseish side. I'm the effective stack at around 300.
1/2, there is a 4 dollar straddle on.
I look down at A♦ J♦ and open UTG to 24 (on the big side, but it's straddle and game is on the loose side), fold to him on the straddle and he defends.
Flop is (~50) 4♠ T♣ K♣
He checks, I think I have pretty clear c-bet on a K-high board, I bet 25, and he calls.
Turn (~100) 6♦.
He checks, without a club, or a bdfd, I think I have to check-behind and hope to realize equity, if I had a club-, I think I have a much easier turn-bluff, being able to rep flushes on certain run-outs
River (~100) is the J♠
He checks. Do you like to bet a small size here say (40) to get some thin-value from a QJ,J9s,J8s, maybe J7s (I'm guessing he defends his straddle reasonably wide, Tx that's heroing, or do you like a check-back in case he's cautiously playing a King, or occasionally trapping. I don't know how passive is he post, but I do know he plays looseish pre.