66 Spikes top set, how would you play this hand?
7 handed .25/.50 NLHE Ring Game, the table is pretty soft, with a couple of solid players in the game, both on my right, thankfully.
Big blind I wake up with 6s6d, it's been called around to me. I considered raising, but at this table, ussually when I raise I get enough callers that the worse hands are getting pot-odds to call. I decided to check, however in retrospect I wish I would have bet something outrageous.
The flop comes 6h4h2s. The small blind bets $3 into the $3 pot, I raise him to $8, folded around to him he shoves all-in for $22 more.
I put him on a combo draw or 2-pair, but consider the made straight, and call. I called as I had $70 in my stack at the time.
He flipped over 35o and I failed to get on a boat with my flippy floppies.
1. I could have raised to $5 and the same 6 people would have called.
2. I couldn't have folded on the flop, could I? I couldn't have called either. Spiking a set is a stacking opportunity, and you have to do everything in your power to get as much money into the pot as possible, right?
My opponent lucked out and flopped a bigger monster that stood up. I think no matter how I played this hand I would have doubled him up.
Opinions are welcome, please and thank you.