Villain 1 (800) 40s white guy. Playing fairly LP pre and possibly weak tight post. I've seen him limp ak Utg and basically check flop bet small on turn/river with top 2 on an AK10xx board. He also raised preflop in early position and bet/folded what I believe was a somewhat wet board - maybe like T96ss or something like that. I don't remember exactly. He tanked for a long time and it seemed like he might have folded an overpair. He didn't say or show.
Villain 2 (500) Younger kid. Probably here for the tourney series as he isn't a reg. Calls somewhat loose pre but not a ton of info.
Hero (1100) moved to the table maybe an hour ago. I took down several pots without showdown in position when preflop raisers checked and I bet. Besides that haven't been super aggro postflop. I've been fairly active pre won a few smallish pots as the Pfr.
Villain opens $20 Utg
Villain 2 calls in the HJ
Bb checks, villain 1 bets 55, villain 2 calls 55, hero?
I hate slowplaying, so I really want to raise now. Unfortunately when I raise I end up squeezing villain 1 who has V2 behind him. I'm not sure if V1 can hand read, but V2 is unlikely to be strong on this board unless he's slowplaying a monster, in which case I'm actually likely to be behind (2pr is unlikely and 45/33/66 beat me).
From my experience guys hate folding QQ-AA but will fold hands like 99-JJ. When I raise flop there's not really any difference, but it's just rec player mentality. So I might actually get him off of tens or whatever even if he thinks I'm FOS because these guys don't want to go broke with Tens.
If villain 1 has a hand like TT there are 16 overcards and 8 more 4/5's that put one liners that he might get scared of too. That's more than half the deck. Realistically I need to hope for either a board pairing card (of which a six might scare V1 anyway) or maybe a 7, 8 or 9 (which could theoretically hit V2 if he called the flop cbet with a mid PP).
So if I don't raise a lot of bad things can happen that make me not get stacks in. If he actually has a hand like 88 or 99 I'm probably not winning a huge pot anyway.
If you're raising, what kind of sizing is good here? I don't usually min raise, but I could make it like $110 here as there's no draws to protect against and ideally I could 2 calls. If V2 wants to go with it I can get stacks in and even if I make it $110 and bet like $150/$275 with tiny turn/river bets I can get something like $550 in post which I think is reasonable vs a possible weak/tight villain.
Curious if this is a spot you guys would consider just calling flop. Would it make a difference if V2 had folded and we were HU?