1/2 300 max nl.
Interested in your thoughts on the hand, but also if you see a lot of these smallish bets and what you think they usuaully mean.
Hero (350) pretty bad image. Had several premium hands where I raised pre and postflop either got raised by a passive player and had to fold or got donked into when scare cards hut and just folded. Image is probably like a 2 or 3 max.
Villain (200) younger guy with headphones but not a reg. Playing pretty passive pre and someone loose but not ridiculously loose. Mostly called post and hasn't really won a hand. Played with him for about an hour and honestly cannot remember a big spot he played or hand he showed down.
Villain (utg) limp
Hero(Mp) As Kc raises to 12
Flop: 3d 3c 9d
Checks to hero, hero checks, button checks.
5 ways 55
Turn: 3d 3c 9d Ad
Checks to hero, hero bets 40, folds to villain, villain calls
2 ways 135
River: 3d 3c 9d Ad 5h
Villain donks 55, hero?
I've been seeing these small bets a lot. I don't think villain is bluffing here, but he could he block betting. The problem is he's so passive I suppose he might be block betting trip 3s because he's scared. You'd think if he had a small flush he'd either donk turn or check/raise instead of c/c leading because he'd be afraid of a diamond killling his hand.
Would he ever block bet a hand like aj or at with a diamond? Really hard to say.
I really wish he bet bigger which would make the decision eaiser. But can I find a fold here vs a passive player?
What do you expect his donking range to be in this kind of spot?