So I played this hand last night and felt fairly confident in my play but just wanted to run it past some others as I think its a very interesting spot.
2/5 game at Borgata Effective stacks around 1k
Villain is a late 20s competent reg who also recognizes that hero is a competent reg.
Hero opens to 20 with AQoff from mp. Button calls, villain calls in sb and bb also calls.
Pot is 100 and the flop is AQJrainbow. Checks to hero who bets 40 into 80. Button folds and sb check raises to 80.
I think its pretty clear this is a value raise as there isn't really an obvious draw on the board and sizing seems to be valuey. I don't think I have a 3 betting range on this board given the pre flop action. If he has AJ I think raising only gives him a chance to make a good fold.
I call and turn is 7s bringing backdoor spades. I don't have a spade in my hand and the J is the other spade. He leads 120 and I decide to call again. I think his range is basically all two pair combos, possibly JJ if he chooses not to 3 bet that and K10s. Depending on the river and his sizing I may raise river for value.
River is 5s. He tanks for a bit and bets 325. I won't say what my thoughts are or the results as I would like to hear others input.