$2/5, $1000 max, $750 effective, villain covers.
Villain is a loose, passive mid-40's Mexican male. Pretty straight-forward, bets when he has it, checks back when he don't. Can be a bit stationy with marginal, made hands. Looks like he's been at it all night and has about $1500 behind.
Hero has been taking shots at $2/5 when the game is good. Haven't played many hands, haven't shown down much. Did have one hand vs. villain where hero iso'ed two weak limpers from the HJ with KJo and the villain in the following hand 3-bet to $70 from the BB. Hero folded and didn't show.
Villain straddles UTG. UTG +1 and 2 limp along with a MP limper.
Hero limps behind in the CO with 66. The table was pretty sticky post so I elected to limp behind. With something like 88-99 I raise for value but I'm okay with playing small ball with a more marginal pocket pair.
BTN and SB fold, the BB calls and the straddler checks.
Field checks to hero who bets $45.
Straddler calls and MP calls - he's a loose, gambly mid-40's black male.
9♥, bringing in back door hearts.
Checks to hero who bets $100.
Straddler calls, MP folds.
2 of not hearts.
Can (and should) the hero bet the river?