This is from a year or two ago, I might play it differently today, but I think it is interesting. V in the hand is a regular, clearly a thinking player, and tight I have never seen him get out of line. (when he's aggressive he has something reasonable) He actually loves to talk strat at the table and discuss whether other players are making good or bad plays. He's the kind of player that loves making tight folds and telling the table that it's the right play. I think he sees me as TAGgy -- we don't tangle much but when we do I often have the better hand (he always has some strong 2nd best hand too).
stacks $750 effective. I have As4s in the SB. V is in UTG +2 and raises largish to $40. One caller behind. I think about whether to fold here (I weight his range toward a strongish PP given his larger than average raise), but decide to flat thinking that if I hit this flop I may be able to stack him.
1) Optimal play here to raise, call or fold?
$120ish in the pot. Flop comes 5s 2h 9s, So I have a nut FD, GS SD.
2) Check or donk?
Lets say I donk $80, and he reraises to $200 fairly quickly.
3) Fold, call or raise?