On button at 1/2 game. Folds to highjack who is a young punk looking kid who seems like he kind of knows what's going on, but is learning from a 2-5 semi-pro type buddy beside him. Don't have too much info as I've only played ~2 rounds with him. HJ playing $210. I cover.
Pre: HJ opens to $7. I call with button AdJs. SB folds. BB calls $7. BB starts hand with $55. BB is 30ish hip hop guy, loose calling station fish.
Flop: (Pot $18 after rake, BTW rake is killer 10% up to $6 +$1) Jd Jh 4d BB checks to me, HJ checks, I bet $15. Call, call.
Turn: (Pot $59) 5d both check to me. I bet $25. BB check raises to $48 total. HJ calls. I call. I'm not allowed to raise.
River: (Pot $203) 9c checks to me. I CHECK.
I think pre-flop and flop are OK, but did I miss value especially on the river? I realize the turn bet is a little small, but I was thinking the pot was about $50. The BB was really bad and short, so I was focused on the HJ. Thought I had the BB beat as he was calling flops with any piece. Tough to figure out what the HJ would check call the flop with., then call a check raise from the shorty on the turn when the 3rd diamond came. I expected he had a middling pair on the flop, maybe 10d10x or something after he called the turn. Expected him to Cbet flop with a flush draw. Was pretty confused on the river and was not sure what I could get value from, so I checked river. Correct?
My instincts told me I left value out there on the river versus the HJ.
BB had Qd8d for the win. HJ shows 6d3d for an underflush. Moved HJ into the mental fish file after the way he played that. His buddy was busting his balls for checking the river. I would have paid off river bet against HJ.