Game is 1/2 NL. Standard raise at this table is $12. Hero in HJ. Villain is BTN. Effective stacks are $215 and villain covers. Villain is an older aggro player playing down because there is no larger game going on.
BTN straddle in play. Hand is limped a couple ways to Hero who raises to $12 with K
. Folds to BTN who tanks for a few seconds and finally calls. One other limper calls. Preflop pot is $36 less drop (this is in California) for $31.
. Checks to Hero who bets $20. Villain tanks (longer this time) and calls. Third player folds.
At this point, I am not sure if Villain's tank is that he is trying to figure out if he should call or if he should raise here. He is most likely on a pretty wide range. I'm not comfortable stacking off with TPGK. Villain is capable of bluffing, but would probably only do so with a hand that has decent equity (e.g., JTs).
Turn is 3
. Bet/fold here? If so how much? I have about $180 left. Villain covers. Or is a better line check/call with the intent of evaluating river?
Keeping in mind that villain tank called preflop and flop, are we drawing dead here against a hand here like TT or 99?