Flopping Top Set
I am curious how many of you would play flopping top set in a multi-way pot when you are out of position.
Here's my scenario: I am playing .50/$1 NL hold'em online. I have $155 at the time. I get dealt JJ in the big blind. At the time, the game is extremely juicy, plenty of pre-flop action. Fourth guy to act calls, fifth guy makes it $2, everyone calls to me. Normally, I would raise here to $14 or so but I felt everyone at the time would call so I limped hoping to hit a J. Initial limper reraises to $9. two callers and I decide to call.
Flop: J47, rainbow. I check, re-raiser makes it $25 (he has $70 left after the bet). Button flats (he has $170 left). Now, obviously I have a few options here. 1) Flat..2) make a modest raise...3) go all-in.
Both the players in the hand are good, aggressive players. I figured that the initial better either missed with AK or had an over pair, the caller had some sort of drawing hand like 56 since he just initially called the $2 min raise and would normally reraise pre-flop if he had a decent hand. I decided to go all-in. Both folded.
What do you guys think? I obviously didn't maximize but there are a lot of scare cards on the turn potentially (3,8, Q, K, A, etc) and I am out of position. Should I have made a weak lead out on the flop instead? Risk seeing the turn and lead the turn? Let me know!
For me, I was happy taking down the nearly $100 pot there.