Game is $2/$5 $1000 max (6 max) at Boston Billiards in Nashua NH. Villain is YWG, good reg, aggressive and capable of making moves. He also tends to defend with any two suited cards, especially in position. Effective stack is Hero with $1200 (V covers).
One limp to V OTB who raises to $20 OTB. Hero looks down at K♦ T♦ in SB. Given V’s reluctance to fold after raising, I decide to just call here instead of 3! Might not be correct but I didn’t want to bloat the pot against an aggressive/good V OOP. BB calls as well and limper folds so we go to the flop 3 ways.
Flop ($60 after max rake)
A♥ 7♥ 4s
I check and both BB and V check. I find this a bit odd as it is a pretty good texture to c-bet as of raiser so I immediately discount Ax or hearts in V’s range.
A♥ 7♥ 4s 6♦
I check, BB checks and V now leads for $25. Given my read OTF, I decide this is most likely a “everyone checked twice so I can take this pot now” kind of sizing and interpret it as weak. I decide to CR to $75 and think I will take it down a lot here but if V calls I will evaluate river and decide based on what comes if I will fire a second barrel. BB folds and V tanks. Checks his cards and after maybe 15 seconds he calls. I do not smell strength from this action.
A♥ 7♥ 4s 6♦ 4♥
So I ask is the 4h a good bluff continuer? If yes, what size do you take? If no, why would you give up here?