AKs, advice needed. (1/3 NL game)
I was at the local casino friday night and played mostly the 1/3 NL table (40 min buyin, no max). After about 2 or so hours I find myself up about $250 with $450 chips in front of me (I bought in for $200). I was playing pretty much by-the-book poker, using my tight image to make a few bluffs at small pots when I sensed weakness. All the hands I was showing down were high pocket pairs (AA, QQ etc) and broadway connectors.
The table was a mixed bunch. Two seats to my left was the big stack. He had about $1000 in front of him when I sat down, but was down to $700 at this point. The table average for stacks was between $150 - $350.
The hand I would greatly appreciate advice on is a match up between me and the big stack. Unfortunately, he almost always had position on me due to the seating arrangement, which made life a bit harder at the table.
A bit of background on this foe's playing style is: he was seeing over 75% of the flops and bet at even more of them. He was a very loose aggressive player.
Hand in question went like this:
1 Limper, folded around to me.
ME (Middle Position):
I raise to $41 (standard table raises were between $20 and $45 preflop).
Folded around to the VLLIAN (big stack) who was on the button.
SMALL BLIND calls.
3 Players to the flop, which comes:
SMALL BLIND checks.
ME: (continuation bet here coming, was this the right move here?)
ME: Bet $65 into the $103 pot. So about 2/3 of the pot.
VILLIAN smooth calls. (RED FLAG!)
SMALL BLIND folds.
Here's where I'm getting a bit worried. I may be dead here with the flush possiblity on the board and only 6 possibly dead outs left in the deck. I almost made another fire at that turn card, but the smooth 65$ call really had me worried. Then again the VILLIAN could be playing any 2 cards.
So I'm out of position and make a very weak novice move here and check, which I really feel was the wrong move. Knowing the VILLIAN he could be in there with anything. But the flop and smooth call had me worried, he could possibly just be bating another fire on the river with the flush already made.
In any case the VILLIAN thinks for about 20 seconds then bets out $150. . What now...
I know I completely botched the hand and misplayed the Turn and the River. Any advice on how you think I should have played this hand in this situation would be greatly appreciated.
THANKS! (hopefully this post wasn't too long, just wanted to make sure I provided enough info for any replies).