Local 1/3 game, 100-300 with up the 75% rebuy of big stack.
Hero is about 800$ eff.
There are some action type players at the game and there has been a good amount of straddling.
Hand starts with Button straddle to 6$, V1 is SB and limps in and covers the table. UTG limps in. I wake up with A♣ J♣ in MP1. I raise to 25$... V2 in HJ (800$)calls the 25$, V1 and UTG also call.
V1 is 30's WG, in the sessions I have played with him, he seems to be a good thinking player but pretty loose and agressive. In many pots and drives a lot of action. This guy used to play online back in the day according to his stories.
V2 is 40s WG, seems ok but plays many pots and have seen this guy bluff before, seems to be an action player and is playing lots of pots and calling lots of raises preflop. Overall playing too many hands..
Flop is 100$ and comes J♥ 9♠ 8♠
V1 leads for 50$
I plan to evaluate turn, I felt raising flop might be sort of an overplay and turn my hand face up, V1 is capable of barreling draws so in the moment I thought it was best to keep ranges wide and see the turn. Any insights here? I feel like I could go either way here...
Turn (250$) comes J♦
At this point I feel like I almost certainly have the best hand, I value bet 125$
V2 and V1 both call.
River (625$) comes 4♦
V1 checks again. I feel I'm still good here so I bet on the smaller side 200$
V2 jams all in for his remaining 600$
back on V1 who tanks and comments "this is so bad" and pushes out just a call.
Back on Hero, calling another 400$ to with about 2000$ so getting 5:1 on a call here I keep thinking to myself "how can I be good here?"
Do we sigh call or hero fold this spot?