On the flop, should hero have gone all in since cbet was pot committing? Or not cbet at all because it was committing?
As played, on the turn, should I have folded to the turn bet?
Background on table: A $7 raise never thinned the field (a $25 raise often got 2 callers) and these small raises usually represented small to medium suited connector/1 gapper, small to medium suited A, or small to medium pockets.
Hero thinking: board was very dry and therefore followed default to cbet. Didn't know villain but saw him call preflop raises (of all sizes) from all positions, and then chase. From a range standpoint, he could have been 'playing the board' with Ax hands. He could have small/medium pocket, and obviously the case J. I gave myself 6 outs to win (3 Aces, 3 Kings) plus 1 chop out with the lone Jack. Possibly 3 chop outs with a 5, and I already had AK for an Ace high win. Is it wrong to use chop outs as outs?
Also, on the turn, I felt pot committed even though it was a new street, since half my stack went in on the flop. Is this a leak in my game - thinking I'm pot committed if I put in half my stack on the previous street?
As always much appreciation for all the invaluable insights and advice!