I didn't really consider any kind of pot control on the flop/turn. It could only be done at the cost of not protecting my hand.
My thoughts as this hand played out:
Pre-flop: Either of my cards could easily be dominated, but with the possibility that whichever hits is live and the straight/flush possibility combined with position I called.
Flop: Top pair may be ahead or it may not, lots of draws, could be dangerous pricing out the draws (which I believed had to be done) but the check and weak bet before me led me to believe that I wasn't up against KJ or AJ so I probably had the best made hand, had either of the players lead the betting with a decent sized bet I may have folded but as it was I was confident I was ahead.
Turn: The $30 bet really looks like a draw, I guess I hadn't thought it through far enough that I maybe should have raised it to about $90 since my read was a draw but I still felt a bit weak here with the Q kicker so I only made it $70.
River: Where did that bet come from? The draws all missed... I'm confident that it's not a bluff, I mean, I've never seen a competent player make such a weak bluff into someone who called a pre-flop raise then raised every street. It just didn't fit. It can't be a bluff, no way I could be expected to fold here, even a complete fish doesn't do this (and this guy wasn't a fish, not great but not a fish either), if you jump up and down and wave your hands saying you've got a strong hand twice in a row generally someone is going to get the idea that you like your hand and if the river is a blank, they're not betting into you hoping for a fold - and if they did, they would give off a million tells
under that kind of pressure. It didn't take me long to conclude that I wasn't going to be shown a bluff, but I needed to figure out what could take this line other than a bluff.
What made hand bets into me like this? If I make the assumption that he doesn't have a 4 in his hand, I have to put him on something that he slow played. I really don't expect to see KJ or AJ, each of them would have bet into me on the flop (more than $6). J9 is a possibility but I still don't expect to see it, I can see it being in his pre-flop calling range because a $6 pre-flop raise isn't much in this game but I expect to be bet into or raised at some point before the river if I'm up against J9 on this board.
What I'm really thinking is T8s or 77 or 99. There's no way I could have put him on these hands before he bet them but once he did it all started falling into place. I still felt that T8s bets more on the flop looking for value and protection against the flush. These hands all bet into me on the river for fear of me checking behind them, but a bluff doesn't bet into me here.
I turned over the jack and mucked my hand, my opponent turns over pocket jacks. I was a little surprised, I'd only considered 77 and 99 because it had been played so passively (pre-flop I'd have expected it to have been re-raised since $6 is really low). Still, the full house made the most sense and if it was jacks instead of 7's or 9's I figured I was close enough.
I don't believe I'm getting shown a bluff more than 25% of the time here, the way the hand played out it didn't make sense that it could be anything else at first which is why I seriously considered calling. After thinking it through, I thought that I'm up against a full house or straight way more often and folded.