Ok so we didn't.
"Both Stacks are deep". Does this mean standard 100 BB stacks or Deep as in 200+.
Is the Ace of hearts in our hand? Is the King of hearts in our hand?
These details left out are important.
Merits of Calling: Basically the standard for calling when we only have one pair, folding will likely push out most hands we beat and only keep hands that beat us around, allows opponent to double barrell us on the turn, might c/c a turn bet etc etc
Merits of Raising: Board is pretty wet, our hand is underrepped preflop, since board is drawy we may get action from lesser Kings.
So assume he pot opens to 7 and we call, the blinds fold putting 17 in the pot. He then pots the flop for 17 leaving him with 176 left if he is playing 100 BB stacks and 376 if he is playing 200 BB stacks.
My standard would be to raise/call (raise and call if he shoves) if were are 100 BBs deep and probably just call if we are 200 BBs deep. Reasoning being that although I normally dislike raising with TPTK, this board is wet enough and we are not the preflop aggressor that he should 3 bet shove most draws 100 BBs deep and occassionally spaz out with KQ. We'd raise to 65 or so, so he'd have another 125-130 to 3 bet shove ontop (enough to make us fold) which should convince him that it's a profitable play with most draws. This should more than make up for the times that he has AA TT 77 KT or KK.
At 200 BBs Deep it might change things around. We don't really like putting 200 BBs in with one pair very often, which can lead us into some uncomfortable spots if villain 3 bets us. I'd rather flat and look for a safe turn and see what happens. If he bets again we can just call again if he checks we'll naturally bet. If he does bet the turn and we call and the river flushes out and he leads anything besides a blocker looking bet we can comfortably fold (since our hand looks so much like a draw it's highly unlikely villain will bluff this river). If it blanks again, we can call down a third time (we can't fold since again our hand looks like a draw so villains can easily fire a third bullet in a spot like this. Flatting allows us to keep inferior hands around, allows villain to double and or triple barrell into us and also doesn't put us in weird spots if we are 3 bet deep. The only real downside is that we don't protect our hand against draws, but I think that is outweighed if we are this deep by being able to control the pot size and allow villain to misread our hand strength and put money in the pot with hands that would fold to a raise
As far as the "is the ace of hearts in our hand" question... that can change a lot. If it is it means that 1) we arent too worried about a turn flush since we can redraw to the nuts on the river and 2) it eliminates alot of his strong drawing hands that would 3 bet semi bluff (nut FDs and gut shots). With this card in my hand it'd make me lean toward calling a lot more since it seems raising will just pick up the pot most of the time and not get us any more value, but flatting may let us be c/c'ed or bet into again... and of course if the turn does flush we can bet if checked to or call a bet again easily knocking that villain doesnt have the nuts and that we can redraw to them. If the King of hearts is in our hand, although we are now drawing to the 2nd nuts, it does still eliminate KhXh hands which villain would consider monsters on this board.
Edit: I also have to respond to this part of the post
Originally Posted by RAFC24
Option # 2 Call: IMO calling gives us no real advantage. We are taking heat with tptk and we are building a pot without a big hand or one that can improve to a bigger hand.
Option #3 Raise: Since it's a pretty coordinated board, our opponent likely could be drawing to a straight, a flush or has a weaker pair than we do.
Raising protects our hand and makes it more expensive for him to draw and possibly we draw value from a weaker pair.
This is very wrong. By calling we arent building a pot, we are CONTROLLING the pot. Raising is building the pot! Sure it protects against draws, but it also likely folds out all inferior pairs and a lot of KJ hands that will call and c/c a blank turn (and possibly river) but can not continue for a flop raise since they don't want to play a ballooned pot. Basically these hands WANT to get to showdown but can be blown off their hand, so if we don't blow them off of it they will get to showdown by calling bets and not playing for stacks. You describe our hand as not a big one or one that can improve to a big one, but then why would we want to actively balloon the pot (and possibly play for stacks) with it? And if raise/folding is being suggested, then calling is billion times better.
The main point is that a lot of the times hands that will continue for raises are big draws and hands that beat/crush us (AA KK KT TT 77) and the hands that we are trying to draw value from (smaller draws and inferior pairs/outkicked Kings) will generally not give us the value we are trying to get.
If this were a tournament where stack preservation was more important than extracting max value, I'd be more inclined to "raise to protect my hand" in some spots, but in a cash game extracting max value trumps stack preservation since we can always reload, thus we should be playing each hand trying to extract the max value out of it