PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4
Hero (MP): $10.15
SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10
Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has A J
fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.30, Hero calls $0.30, fold, fold, fold, fold
Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) A 7 6
UTG+1 bets $0.40, Hero raises to $0.80, UTG+1 calls $0.40
Turn: ($2.35, 2 players) T
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.12, UTG+1 calls $1.12
River: ($4.59, 2 players) J
UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.50
Everybody acting behind was shaping up to be tight (had 28 or more hands on them all). The button was 10/10. Villain was 26/21 over 76 hands. I looked at some of his post flop stats and he seemed to cbet the flop then give up on the turn and river. He had a 1/7 turn bet rate and a 0/5 river bet rate. I chose to call because I didn't really like AJ a lot, and I could easily fold if the board looked bad. I did have position on him so I don't know if a raise would have been better or not.
He bet a little over half pot, so I thought if I raised and showed any strength he might fold, I don't know why I min raised, I just kind of chose it to try to make a quick raise. Once he checked the turn I felt that was my go-ahead to bet for value.
I was originally going to ask if I should have shoved on the river because I didn't think he would have called the turn bet with anything very weak, and SPR like less than 2:1.
But after making this post I kind of think I might have neglected the chance that he could have easily had a better Ace, so maybe the small value bet was a better option.
What do you think?