This is an area of the game that I have been struggling with recently and think I am playing incorrectly. Typical game is 2/5 with 100bb cap. I'm making the hand(s) up for the example, so forgive me if they aren't great. I hope they get the point across. Most likely a basic concept, but one I feel is a leak in my game. If I was short or deep, the hand plays naturally, but I find it quite awkward with the 100bb stack.
A couple scenarios....
#1 - A few limpers (typical for the local games) and hero raises on the button with KQcc. 2 callers. Flop A96cc. Checked to hero and we c-bet and both call. Turn is a blank. How do you proceed here? If you were donked into on the flop, what is your response? With the 100bb cap, I continue to find this an awkward spot. Flatting a donk bet screams of draw and makes it tough to get paid off. 3b commits a huge % of your stack on a draw and makes a blank turn a challenge to play. Being out of position only makes it a little more awkward.
#2 - folded to hero in mp and we raise with AJcc. Flop AT4cc. I am betting the flop and comfortable getting it in if 3b on the flop. Assuming the turn is a blank, how do you proceed? I am going to bet here but get that queasy feeling when V shoves. A call is rarely good here and I wonder if checking the turn to get a checkback is a better approach?
As I said, most likely basic spots, but for some reason, this is an are of the game that I have been struggling with, especially as I have been working to open my game up in position, which is a bit tough with the stack sizes....
Thanks for the help
edit to add -
I know I didn't list ranges for V in each scenario. Obviously, that adds a ton, but for basic info I am assuming in example 1 we are behind and have 9 outs, unless the A is a non club and we think V has an A. Example 2 is a bit different as there is a decent chance we are well ahead, but for the sake of generalities, I didn't start with v profiles.