Villain ($700) Older guy. Not a super nit, but plays relatively passive and somewhat tight preflop. BB vs steal position he might call a little lighter. He doesn't really play super aggro but he's made a few raises so far this session and hasn't showed. One time he did show he flatted a PFR with AK, just called an ace/rag/rag flop and then min raised turn. He does seem to overvalue 1 pair hands.
Hero ($1000) Ok image. I was down, then I won a pretty big pot vs a huge fish set over set and another where a guy made a terrible bluff and I called. I don't have a ton of history with villain.
Folds to hero OTB
raises to $15
Villain calls in BB
Villain checks, hero bets $20, villain check/raises to $55, hero calls
Villain checks, hero bets $75, villain calls
Villain checks, hero bets $120, villain check raises to $350, hero?
I think flop call is standard given that I have 2 overs, a BDFD and a gutshot
On the turn I hit top pair and he checks. I decided to bet small because I figure a check/raise small then check turn is a hand like AT, KT etc and I want to get called.
I thought river is a must bet, because if he has a ten he might look me up just thinking I busted some kind of draw.
I don't really know what this check/raise represents. I don't expect a river CR bluff really because you'd think if he was bluffing he'd just bet turn. Most guys in my position would just check back the river, so I don't see recreational players really hoping I bet so they can bluff. I guess he could have like 2xhh like A2hh. Maybe he could have a hand like JT that he randomly didn't raise the turn with, but now he actually loses to QQ+ and I don't know if he would CR.
Thoughts on what this represents? Would you just give him credit until we see some kind of bluff later in the session?