Originally Posted by RolldUpTrips
In addition to the easy calldown and flop raise options that others have mentioned, you can also go for a free showdown play on the turn now that you've picked up a strong draw.
I think Hero's ahead on the turn unless Villain has a set or two pairs. While not impossible, on the basis of TheMainEvent's assessment of BB ("loose, probably average aggression"), it's somewhat unlikely BB has a set or two pairs (in my humble opinion). And unless he reads Hero for AA** and holds top set (kings) himself, I don't think he re-raises on the turn.
I originally thought raising on the turn might be a nullo bet. (A nullo bet risks losing but gains nothing). Here's how: If Hero raises on the turn, BB might fold a poor hand to the turn raise rather than betting again on the river. Thus if BB doesn't have aces beat on the turn and folds to the raise, Hero may actually lose a bet (BB's lead on the river) by raising on the turn. Meanwhile if BB does have two pairs or a set, he's unlikely to fold to the raise. In that case, Hero gains nothing by raising if BB doesn't have the goods, but may simply cost himself more if BB does have the goods. That's what I originally thought.
But as I think more about it, if BB is drawing for a flush plus low and folds to a turn raise from Hero, he's making an odds error (because he has favorable odds to draw). Thus by betting, if BB folds, Hero neither risks losing high to a heart flush, nor low to A2**.
I can't tell whether BB has a set or two pairs or not. Typically in my own experience, someone betting here would more often not have a set or two pairs, and would be betting something else, maybe a heart draw combined with a low draw... and if that's what BB actually has, I prefer raising to calling on the turn.
I originally thought that because Hero is drawing on the turn a call is better than a raise. But considering that pair of aces Hero holds and considering Hero forces BB to make a decision (where BB might err) by raising, now I'm torn. Perhaps a raise is better.
Meh. It's close for me between a call and a raise on the turn. I can see it either way at this point.