Local underground game. Small player pool, so everyone knows everyone pretty well.
V1 - White guy, early 60's. Non-thinking level 1 player. Normally loose passive, but prone to random button clicking. $155 stack.
V2 - Asian guy, early 40's. Good player. Sometimes too loose preflop, but solid postflop. Decent hand reader, will call down with marginal holdings if he thinks he’s ahead. Betting/raising for thin value is not a big part of his game, so his large bets tend to be fairly polarized to a big hand or a bluff. V2 covers everyone.
Hero - White guy, early 30's. TAG, solid winning image. Lots of history with both villains. V2 knows hero tends to fastplay all value hands and that hero is capable of making big folds when facing aggression. $400 stack.
On to the hand:
V1 limps UTG, couple more limps from MP, V2 limps from the CO, BTN folds, SB completes and Hero checks his option in the BB with A♣ 5♠.
Flop ($25): A♦ 7♠ 5♥
SB checks, Hero leads out for $20, V1 calls, MP limpers fold, V2 raises to $70, SB folds, Hero flats, V1 shoves for $130 total, and now V2 goes all in over the top. It’s $325 more for Hero to call. Hero ???
I chose not to 3bet over V2's raise for a few reasons. One, I thought it would be a bit of an overplay, as V2 is probably going to fold out everything but 2 pair+ against such a strong line but may put in another bet with top pair on a later street. Two, I noticed V1's stack size was just big enough to re-open the raising, so if V1 shoved and V2 called I could re-raise and possibly get a call from a pot-committed V2.
Regrettably I hadn’t really made a plan for what to do when V2 came back over the top of V1. I was having a really hard time putting him on a range that limps preflop, raises the flop and then 4bets all-in into a dry side pot. At this point we’ve got to call $325 to win $680, so we’re getting a little over 2:1.