A lot of good discussion in here, so I'll try to stop lurking around and start posting.
The game is 1/3NL with a $300 cap. I'm in MP with KcQc and have both villains covered with about $600-ish. Effective stacks are $300. An older man limps ahead of me, and I make it $15. The btn calls, the BB calls, and the limper calls. Pot: $61.
The limper is an older gentleman who seems to play straight forward. Bets when he has it, folds when he doesn't - nothing fancy. Probably does not understand basic theory as he's playing a stack of about $150 or so.
The BB is a wild-card maniac. He'll call with any pair, draw, or overcard. I've seen him bet big as both a bluff and with the nuts. I had just stacked him about a half hour prior to this hand, so he's looking to play pots with me. On that hand, I had an overpair, and he check/raised my turn bet huge on a Q875 board with 54 offsuit after I Cbet the flop and turn. He has since bought back in and has a stack of $300.
Pot is $61. Flop: Ks Th 2s
BB checks, the limper donks $15. I raise to $50. Btn folds, and the BB flats the $50. The limper also calls.
Pot: $211. Turn: Ac.
BB checks, limper checks, I check behind.
Pot is still $211. River: 3d.
BB bets $100. Limper folds. Action is to me.
Question 1: Should I be betting the turn or always checking back here? Checking back is clearly the safer play, but I'm losing a ton of value from the maniac by not charging draws and lower paired hands that he'd give me action with. I don't really put the limper on an Ace here because he donked out, but of course Ax spades is obviously in both villain's ranges. Was I correct in checking back, or should I be charging draws here and/or repping AK?
Question 2: Obvious question - should I be calling this river bet? I think the answer is yes - but want to hear what others think.
My big dilemma with this otherwise straight forward hand really is whether or not I should have bet the turn. Obviously, if I bet the turn, I probably don't get put in this spot on the river.
Also - any thoughts on my bet sizing throughout? My flop raise of $50 is probably a little small.