This hand happened a couple of days ago, so I am sadly a bit fuzzy on the details. It seemed straightfroward at the time so I didn't even record it; as I think back on it, i just want to make sure my thought process was correct.
2/5, $1200 cap. I'm a reg in the game, it's usually the only 2/5 in the room and one of only two 2/5 tables in the city. I know most of the regs, I've never seen V before. First hand, I literally don't even have my chips out of the rack yet, I'm UTG+1 or 2, pocket nines, I make it 20, 5 callers I believe. (I don't remember my suits.)
Flop ($120): AT9cc (I don't remember which one wasn't a club, I think the ace was a club.) One check to me, I don't act and the guy to my left bets $75. I don't protest or say a word, so action proceeds. It quickly folds back around to me. V has about $450 left.
Obvs I'm raising. The pot will be $270 after my call, so if I make a pot-sized raise to about 350, it would leave V with 175 left. That seems too close to correct odds for him, he'd be calling 275 to get a full double up, since I'm never folding on any turn, while he can fold any turn he whiffs. If I'm making him put in more than 60% of his stack, I'm making him stick it all in, so I simply shove. IMO It's just too awkward to screw around with anything else. He thought for a while and folded.
This seems so obvious and straightforward to me, I just want to make sure I haven't turned into an OMC with my bet sizing.