3/5 Seattle. We are six-handed. I am in the small blind with a stack of $1000. The villain is in the cutoff with a stack of $460. The villain is a bad loose player.
Pre-flop: There is a $15 straddle. The villain calls the straddle. I have K ♥ Q ♦ I raise to $65. The big blind and straddle fold, the villain calls.
Flop ($153): Q ♣ 8 ♣ 3♠ I bet $75, the villain calls. The villain now has $320 left in his stack.
Turn ($303): 9 ♥
What is the optimal play when bet/fold is not an option given how little is left in the villain's stack? I think I am pot committed to calling any all-in raise from the villain even if I think I'm behind if I put out a bet of $100-$150 on the turn. I am still ahead of QJ, Q10, 10/9, J/9, 10s, 10/8, ace/3 clubs, ace/nine clubs. I have a few outs against Q/9 8/9 but drawing dead against a set of 9s and J/10. This player is bad enough to call a preflop raise and call a flop bet with Q/9, 8/9, J/10, and a set of 9s despite his stack depth.
Or should I just check and see what he does? If he ships it all-in after I check, I am no longer priced in to call whereas I am if I bet. I maintain the option of making an exploitative fold if he does ship it all-in after I check or I can make the decision to call based on something more than pot odds that price me into making the call.