Keep firing at the pot?
Here's a question that I think many can relate to.
Take a 1-2NL with 9 players.
Say you are in late position with a hand like AQd and raise 3-4xbb. Two early limpers call your raise. Pot is now something like 25 dollars.
Flop comes, for example, 9s 8s 3h.
The early limpers check to you. You fire out a continuation bet of 10 dollars. One guy folds, the other calls.
Turn is the 4c, not likely to be of any help to him.
DO YOU BET OUT AGAIN?
I have had this dilemma several times. Of course, the first thing that goes through my mind is that one of the guys is playing a low PP and hit his set; 33 for example. He is now letting you keep betting into him knowing you likely have two face cards.
Still this isn't very probable. The guy could also have two face cards, but if so, why didnt he raise preflop? Or, maybe he called your big reraise with A-9 or A-8....
Most likely, and from what I've seen, guys like this are on flush/straight draws. Online, you see people play anything suited or connected hoping to catch that monster and win a huge pot.
So, back to the question, would you continue to fire out at the pot? For me, I really haven't found the answer as I have done both and have gotten burned plenty of times either way. When I do bet out on the turn, it seems as I'll get reraised with a guy with trips, when I don't the guy catches his flush/straight on the river.
I'm interested to hear how people handle this situation.