Originally Posted by monkeymaps
Hero- either the reads you give in the OP and villains actual tendencies are way off and therefore I'm not sure what help you can get in this thread
you thinking process is pretty far off here, a player you describe as fit or fold and passive c/r the flop and your first instinct is that he cant have a strong hand?
unless proven otherwise pretty much most rec players range when they c/r is 2pr+ IMO, and I need to see them do this with a big draw before i would really even consider it a portion of their range.
Yeah, I see what you're saying and perhaps I'm off some, but he's not 100% "has to smash it" to continue. He might view AJs as a fit hand, but not there yet. He isn't always passive post with his draws and isn't necessarily an abc player - just old and has some of the same tendencies.
You're probably right though - this may not be the best spot. I was curious to hear thoughts though.
FWIW - I asked him about the hand a week later and he couldn't remember exactly what he had (not a smartass response given his age) but said his hand was pretty nutted. I guess that means he played a set weird and thought he was pot controlling?