First of all, it seems you were in a very trappy table. The lads had lots of VPIP and some traces of PFR, which mean you were in a calling, weak table rather than a value bet table.
When i'm in such a table, and especially when the action ended in a limp, my first thought is that my opponent can have literally anything, except premium hands. You would expect someone with A♥K♠ or T♥T⋄ to raise even with a nitty PFR of 5-7 so you aren't against any premium stuff.
The danger with the limping action preflop is that it frequently ends with opponent(s) holding a 2-pair that couldn't stand as a raise but was perfectly OK to limp in a 4max table. So, i would exercise caution in a limping action preflop on the flop.
Your 1/2 bet on the flop would certainly chase him off the board if he had some
A-x or something like
44,55 but if he hit any flop piece he would call, so you have to assume he has something at this point, although you can expect a guy with
63/7 to hold anything at this point. Your bet was OK to know where you stand and to give yourself a chance of win this right now since your chances are not good anyway with a gutshot, so i think the play was OK. If he re-raises, then you're done with the hand. If he calls, he may be afraid to bet after your check on Turn, fearing a check-raise, so more often than not you won a cheap ride to River.
Your check on
Turn was problematic and it's a serious mistake to not bet here. If you were against a LAGgy player that tries to win pots using a Back Alley Mugging play, this would be a perfect play to go for a check-raise. But against weak-tight, passive guys like the one you're against this play is no good. These players are trappy in heart and would only understand your check as a play they do frequently themselves, a
Personally, i would bet the pot instantly, not only because all of the above but also because
- a flush draw appeared
- a KQ hand staight draw appeared
- a 9 hit it
- you have to build the pot now, not on River where all hope dies for Villain.
J on River was unfortunate and a WTF moment but since your opponent was a trappy one, these kinds of results are shown frequently. Just bet your strong made hands with tight/passive stations and check against loose/aggro ones. I would shove as well.