1/3 Seattle. I am the effective stack with $300. I am under the gun. The villain is on the button.
I have ace ♣
: I raise to $10. The button and big blind call.
Flop is king♣
: Big blind checks. I bet $15. Villain calls, big blind folds.
Turn is the 9♦
I bet $35. Villain raises to $75. While it is effectively a minimum raise, should I call? I have the ace of clubs, which makes it less likely that the villain is on a flush draw. If I call the turn, can I call any large river bet (e.g. $100 or more) that is not an ace or a king, which would just be five outs? I made what I thought was an exploitative fold because I couldn't figure out a hand that would call the flop and raise the turn that I was beating (pocket tens perhaps with the turned open ended straight draw?).
This spot is a pretty standard 1/3 spot, which is figuring out if the villain actually has a value hand that even has ace king dominated or if the villain is a fish who is accidentally raising for value by overvaluing king queen or king jack. My table image was that of a total nit and nits do not usually get raised on king high boards by villains unless the villains have two pair or higher.