Ok, I'll explain my logic.
Stack sizes, I had $55, villain had high thirties I believe - like $38.50 or something like that. Villain had open limped a few times, seemed to play aggressively but not like a maniac. I think this was actually thee only pot I limped in. Otherwise I was either folding or raising pre-flop.
Limping in pre:
I honestly don't know why. I hadn't limped along, I hadn't played any weird hands, so I figured I'd mix it up. So this was a mistake... but it didn't feel like a mistake at the time.
I called because I didn't think there was any way raising would get me more money. He over bet the pot leading out. The only thing that made sense to this line was he had something like AT and didn't feel he would be called with any bet unless he made it look bluffy or just got lucky and someone had a worse ace. I figure if I raise, he most likely folds. If I call, he'll probably bet the turn.
And he does bet the turn. The turn looks pretty blanky to me. Puts a flush draw out there, but somehow I didn't think so. I really feel like the guy might have tried something tricky like limping AT+ pre flop and now is trying to get money out of a smaller ace. But I think he's also weary of the possibility of me having TRIPS. My gut tells
me that if I raise he folds, if I call he checks the river to me, I can put in a mid-sized value bet and get called. That to me seemed like the best way to get the most money. There's not too many cards I'm really worried about hitting on the river. Another heart would most likely just keep me from getting some value. Really the only card I need to fade is an ace.
Is of course, as always, the one card I didn't want to see. And his betting went from overzealous to cautious value to very inviting. I can't see it being a bluff. The only hand I can possibly imagine that doesn't beat me playing this way would be like 88, 77, but I can't fathom why those hands would over bet the flop either. The only conclusion I kept coming to was it had to be a value bet from Ax.
I don't know if I agree that I played this particular hand too passively. Maybe re-raise the turn, but I'd have to raise it to $14 or more in order to exceed what I think I could have gotten on the river. Which maybe would have been the way to go. But honestly, I think he just hit a two outer on the river.