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UTG ($454) [VPIP: 38.7% | PFR: 4.7% | AGG: 14.1% | Hands: 106]
I think you played it well. I think you played it like the flush draw and represented hitting the flush well, but it looked like he actually may have hit it for real. Seems like you can file that one in the can't win them all category.
I imagine you come from live games. This 4.5bb post limper opening is a small proportion. On the other hand for 2/4 online, your increase is too big IP. However, in a passive table like this, your size is in the acceptable limit, since even 5bb could form an exploitation strategy, for these low PFR villains. Currently post limper opening sizes vary, between 3.5 and 5 bb the maximum when we are OOP.
9-T is a very good combination to try robberies from the BTN. But we know that this table has a low tendency to fold equity since preflop. Therefore, we wait most of the time for multi-way boats, so our 9Ts lose a lot of their main potential. However these connectors retain some equity for a MWB, so we can try it anyway.
In the flop the donk bet of V too small. It is not representing anything important and we should protect our preflop range from aggression, so we should raise here, but again we expect a high frequency of open calls. So the EV doesn't change much in this particular case, we can raise or we can call. But since we are not blocking anything on this board, I prefer a raise to protect our starting line of play.
On the turn the villain throws another very small bet. At this point we should not increase, because the villain has shown that he has no intention of surrendering. Its range could be any average value and on the other hand, we do not get value of any combination's worse than ours. Rather, we are giving away more equity to smaller combinations like 8-9s; 7-6s; 4-8s; 6-9s; 6-8s; 7-4s. So here we can call if we think we can knock down in the river, at any average value or draw, that the villain was incorrectly trying to protect in his range, with his minimum bets.
Iso fine, flop fine (I think I'd need a bit more equity to raise), turn just fold you pretty much have the bottom of your range no need to make a play 100% of the time, so pick better hands to do it with.