My question in this hand has to do with how to determine bet sizing when the pot gets big relative to stack sizes.
MP2 V1 open limps
MP3 V2 ($190) over limps
SB ($150) raises to $15
BB Hero ($400) A
Flop ($60) A
BB Hero bets $35
Turn ($130) A
Hero ($350 behind) ??
MP2 ($140 behind)
Read on villain: have played with him a lot, know his game pretty well. He plays very loose passive (open limps/overlimps/limp-calls often) and tends toward risk avoidance rather than maximizing value. Also often slowplays monsters. Gives away hand strength by size of preflop bet. The top of his limp-calling range is something like AQ, KQs, and 99.
My read here was that he had 88, A-X, or a spade draw.
Yes, I could have folded AJs preflop with raiser's stack size and my poor position. Yes, I could have bet more on the flop. My main question, though, is this:
Facing this kind of situation on the turn when effective remaining stacks are close to the pot size, I often end up thinking, "just ship it, there's too much money in there." (with a hand that I think is best or a solid favorite vs villain's range). I want to refine my betting to match villain's range better. Insights?