$2 NLHE 6-max: Queens with river scare. What's correct?

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Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) – $0.02 NL (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: 143 BB (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 26.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 15)
MP: 40 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 25.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
Hero (CO): 268 BB
BTN: 106 BB (VPIP: 31.11, PFR: 17.78, 3Bet Preflop: 4.55, Hands: 48)
SB: 121 BB (VPIP: 19.57, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: 50)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.62, PFR: 17.86, 3Bet Preflop: 16.00, Hands: 89)

SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q<font color=’red‘>♦</font> Q<font color=’red‘>♥</font>

UTG raises to 4 BB, fold, Hero raises to 10 BB, fold, fold, fold, UTG calls 6 BB

Flop: (21.5 BB, 2 players) 5<font color=’red‘>♦</font> 4<font color=’black‘>♠</font> 2<font color=’black‘>♠</font>
UTG checks, Hero bets 10 BB, UTG calls 10 BB

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Turn: (41.5 BB, 2 players) 9<font color=’black‘>♣</font>
UTG checks, Hero bets 26 BB, UTG calls 26 BB

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River: (93.5 BB, 2 players) 6<font color=’black‘>♠</font>
UTG checks, Hero checks

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Hero shows Q<font color=’red‘>♦</font> Q<font color=’red‘>♥</font> (One Pair, Queens)

Hero wins 89 BB

1 BB was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.

My thoughts

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I really like the result here but when I get into a spot like this, shouldn’t my opponent have a flush here? I went for value after the flop, but also wanted to scare off a flush draw, and I bet again a little more aggressively and villain’s call had me worried he might have had AX in spades trying to hit a straight and might have just lucked into the river, so I check. I’m a little confused because I can’t really think of what the villain had. 67, weak AX but even those seem like they should have folded to a 3 bet.

I feel like checking to get to showdown was my only play. If he has the flush, I see it for free, I can’t raise, as if he has me beat he raises and if he doesn’t he folds. So I think I may have played this hand decently. Let me know otherwise, thanks!

Please let me know if I’m too liberal with spoiler tags or if this is acceptable. New to the formatting.

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