$2/5 NLHE, Underground game, fairly recreational with players that think they take the game more seriously than they do. I don't believe any do real studying outside of the game. ~$1100 effective.
Hero has been winning and picks up jacks in middle position. Hero raises to $20. One caller in position. Another villain in one of the blinds, I think big blind raises to $85. Hero elects to call. Should hero 4-bet? Thought crossed my mind but I do have position on 3 bettor w/ stack depth. Caller folds.
Flop: Pot ~ $190 heads up. J, 9, 8 r. Villain checks. Hero bets $110. Villain calls. Thoughts?
My thinking here is to build a pot against villain if he has anything he likes or wants to get sticky with. Villain isn't generally very aggressive post flop. Does cbet a fair amount, but 3 bet pots aren't very common. My range for villain (once he calls) is pretty standard at this point. A lot of AK, maybe some over pairs, possibly some 2 pair suited hands or pair +SD.
Turn: Pot ~$410 o/s 6, villain checks. Should I be thinking about how to get stacks in at this point? Hero bets $220. Villain c/r to $530. Thoughts?
I was not expecting this. This appears awfully strong. I now narrow his range down to some slow played sets and some strong 2 pairs, as well as the possible flopped straight. Realistically (& villain may not be thinking on this level), if he did flop the straight, it should only be suited combos of Q-10, of which there are only four and there aren't really any draws that should be concerning. So I do think this polarizes his range towards the strongest holdings. How should hero proceed since we are also at the top of our range?
Is this a tough spot? I would love Bart and Tuck to weigh in on this hand.