re: Poker & I suspect this was horrible play, thoughts?
On first one; I definitely push all-in here. If the guy has A9 or AA, that's pretty brutal, but there are lots of hands you beat that would make this bet and call your all-in.
On the second hand, well, NORMALLY
I'd probably fold. Given how opponent checked the flop, raised the river, and made a large bet on the flop, the only hand I can see you beating is J9. You're beat by any set (sevens?), KT, T8, AJ, and AQ, the first 3 being most likely.
However, since you say he's really bad, I guess he could have any pair of aces that doesn't make two pair, or just be on a total bluff. Although, if the way he plays this looks different from how you've seen him bluffing
(raising 3 times the bet on the turn instead of minraising), I might just give him credit for a real hand and fold. But I think I'd have to know firsthand how bad he is, so it's kinda read-dependent.