I felt like a fish… any thoughts?
Pre, flop and turn are ok. But fold the river. Villain preflop raised UTG and has some legitimate hand. When he bets 2 streets the Q is very likely present.
Agree, the flop bet can be a cbet, the river bet is a value bet. I don't think many villains would bet "AK" here, and with a J or worse pair a check is the common line. So fold to the river bet.
Very difficult spot, you have "something", you don't have position and villain checks turn. He played very well. I would probably chose the same line as yours, on the river the villain can be betting a busted draw etc.
Thank you very much for your comments.