V1 is MAWG on his 3rd beer. Stacks off light. Donates a lot to this game and is the main reason Hero is sitting at the table. $460 effective.
V2 is YWG. Winning reg. I think he's a tough player and I generally try to stay out of his way. $800 effective.
Double board bomb pots play as a split pot game. 2 flops, turns, and rivers are dealt. Table posts a 10 dollar ante and betting action starts after the flops are dealt. The best hand on each board wins half the pot at showdown -- you can scoop if you have the best hand on both boards or if you bet the other players out of the hand.
J♣ 6♣ 5♣
K♣ 4♠ 3♥
We look down at T♣ 3♣ in the CO.
Action checks to V1 in MP2 and he bets out for 100. We flat and V2 flats in the BB.
J♣ 6♣ 5♣ 6♠
K♣ 4♠ 3♥ Q♦
V2 checks, V1 bets 150, Hero calls, V2 calls.
J♣ 6♣ 5♣ 6♠ 7♦
K♣ 4♠ 3♥ Q♦ A♦
V2 checks, V1 shoves for 200, Hero calls, V2 folds.
Since ranges are completely random, I think a hand like T♣ 2♣ is an easy fold on the flop to this sizing since we're risking our whole stack to win half the pot (like $50). Given we hold a pair on the second board, I feel the flop call is standard; there are just two hands that scoop us: Q♣ 4♣ and A♣ 4♣ and we scoop a bunch of hands (any worse flush that doesn't contain the 4♣).
The flop call by V2 is concerning as there's a good chance V1 and V2 are fighting over different boards and we could be drawing almost dead. Turn cards on both boards couldn't be worse as Q high flushes pair up on the bottom and it's possible either player may have boated on the top board. Effective SPR in main pot is close to 1 so we need about 33% equity in the combined pot (or 25% if we think V2 is committed). Basically we need to be good on the top board more than half the time against both players. I strongly considered folding turn as this appeared to be quite a marginal spot.
I think raise/gii on the flop is totally fine, and I would have reraised this hand from OOP for sure. My plan, albeit risky, was to try to squeeze a bit of extra money into the pot, relying on positional advantage to navigate tricky runnouts. If I call flop I will often entice an early position player to call with Kx or the A♣. When the turn goes check/bet, I can jam over the top to squeeze out the EP player. Actually, most players at the table were less than $500 effective. The awful turn cards and the deep stack of V2 froze my action on the turn.
Given the spaz factor in this game and pot odds I feel committed on the river once I call turn