$200 NLHE Full Ring: Playing AKo from the SB
Hi folks. I'd love input as to whether I played this alright and just got bit by variance or whether you think I could have or should have done something differently.
I was in the SB with $167 at a $1/$2 table. After about 6 orbits, I'd say my reputation was relatively tight but passive (in the pot a couple times per orbit and maybe raising once per orbit, rarely 3-betting). The hijack limps, the button raises to $6 (I'd say he's fairly loose aggressive since he's been in the pot in about half of the hands and raises every other time and generally did his raises from the button or the cutoff). The button had about the same stack size as I did.
I raised to $18 with AhKd. The BB and the limper folded but the Button called.
Flop came 9h As Ks. I bet $25 into a $40 pot. The button called.
Turn Jh. I bet $60 into the $90 pot. The button called.
River Th. I shoved my remaining little $64 into the now bloated $210 pot and he called and turned over AdQh.
So, I'm wondering how/if I could have played this better. I recognize that this particular player may not have let loose his top pair at any cost and the outcome would have been the same but I want to play it optimally against other players. And I recognize he got lucky catching one of his 4 outs on the river and I'm pretty sure that even if my bet sizing was poor, he didn't have the odds
to call. But what I'm feeling is that my bet sizing was bad, particularly on the turn. I'm wondering if I should have just shoved my remaining $124 in stead of leaving myself a weak 1/3 pot bet left behind.
I ran what I figured his 3bet calling range would be into Flopzilla and think I was a huge equity favorite (I'm still new to using the software tho so if someone else with expertise could run it off of the info I've given, I'd appreciate it). I figured by the turn I was only beat by QsTs and that he would be drawing with other suited connectors from about QsJs - 9s8s.
Any help is appreciated. Still trying to learn how to play big hands on tricky boards. Thx!