$1/2 $300 max, $325 effective, hero covers.
Table has been loose/gambly and is now playing fairly deep.
Villain is fairly tight pre, has opened a few pots but is pretty passive and has open limped a bunch. When the big $$$ goes in, has "it" although he hasn't shown down much, other than KK on a Q-high board where the $$$ went in on the turn.
Hero has about a '6' image, stack has gone up and down and has gotten involved quite a bit. Won a decent pot against the other competent player at the table, but not sure if that registers with the villain.
Villain limps UTG, three more in the field limp, hero limps OTB with J♥ 2♥. SB completes, BB checks his option.
Speculative, I know, but I feel like I've got a good feel for table dynamics. Players are waaaaaay overplaying medium-strength hands and will shovel money in when they shouldn't. There are times I'd raise this if players are folding to raises preflop, but the table is somewhat sticky. So, I prefer to take a cheap flop OTB.
Q♥ T♥ J♠
Blinds check to villain who bets $16.
Lagtarded player with $400 to my right calls.
Hero raises to $65 (pretty sure this is terrible as I'm never folding worse).
Villain 3-bets to $165, leaving roughly $150 behind.
Thoughts about pre and flop are appreciated.