River Bluff Dilemma
My main poker focus (recently) has been $1.50 sit n goes. Overall, these games have been profitable for me, but I recently discovered a potential leak in my play style that I'm not sure how to fix.
Last night I was playing a $1.50 sit n go and I made it to the final five with about 2,600 (1,500 starting stack) and I was in third place. Everyone was playing tight, so I was able to run lots of successful flop bluffs. I got involved in a hand with a villain who seemed to be playing honestly and had about 1,500 I think. I had an ace with a medium kicker, I was the pre-flop raiser, and I had position on the villain.
An ace comes up on the flop, so I have top pair. Villain bets half pot and I call. The turn opens up some draw possibilities, he bets two thirds pot, and I call after tanking for 10-15 seconds. Then the river card makes the board even more draw-heavy and villain shoves all in with the rest of his chips (about half to two thirds pot). I folded, because villain hadn't bluffed before, he bet this board three times, and I only had top pair. He showed squadoosh... a missed straight draw.
What should I have done differently? This question doesn't pertain to a specific hand (that's why I didn't give specific cards). What do I do differently if I have top pair and a seemingly honest player bets into me three times?