During this session, many of the players at this table are regular $2/5 players. I have not played with many of them, but aware that their regular game was slow/tight, etc. so they began migrating to the $1/$3. That said, I would categorize most of the table as competent regulars to semi-pro players. The villain, I will label him semi-pro, just sat down from the $2/$5 game and has approximately $750-$800 in front of him. This is his first hand at his new seat. Hero has an effective stack of Approximately $250-$275. In this particular hand...
In MP Hero is dealt A♣ K♠ .
UTG limps, Hero raises to $15, Villain (button) calls, SB and BB fold, UTG calls. Pot $49.
Flop 5♠ 5♣ 3♣
UTG Checks, Hero checks, Villain checks. Pot $44 ($4 rake $1 jackpot removed).
UTG checks, Hero leads out for $35, Villain buts in a reraise of $85. UTG folds. Hero elects to call. Pot $219
Hero checks, Villain now puts in a bet of $225, covering my remaining stack. I tank for a while, what should Hero do here?
As I type this out, I think my initial mistake that got me here was the Flop check. This should have been a Hero C-Bet (I think). Not having much info on the villain or his range here, I got myself into a spot where I feel pretty lost with 2 pair and blocking the nut flush. The turn re-raise set off alarms that he had a 5 in his hands, maybe A5 and and raising to get more value?
Thoughts please. Will offer my River play once I get some feedback and see how most of you would play this out.