Originally Posted by jeffred1111
I meant spades obviously and no it is not a c-bet here (phrased it wrongly). The reasoning behind me saying this a tough decision is that since many people have seen the flop, we risk getting outdrawned (or if we're second best, getting even farther) if we don't thin out the field but on the other hand a bet accomplishes nothing since the flop ain't that dry and people never fold to a bet by the button in this spot. We cannot yet start to build a pot because we
a) risk getting check-raised (at these limits, J4 pairing will probably c/r)
b) can get a free card
8s 9s on 8_ As Js, definitely bet unless the pot is small (in which case, check/fold for everything except the flush). A few things can happen here:
1. Your hand improves to a flush.
2. You hit another 8 for a set.
3. You hit a 9 for two pair.
4. Your hand improves to a straight flush (unlikely).
5. Your opponents believe you have AJ, and fold.
If your opponent has an ace, or even AJ and you hit your flush, he's likely to pay you off.
By betting you may eliminate at least one opponent, increasing the chances that your hand will hold up. An opponent could be holding A9 or QT.
As for multi-tabling.. you should be able to handle at least 1/2 of the tables with ease. So if you're multi-tabling 4 tables, you must be able to manage 2 tables the same as if you only had one open. (e.g. say you were dealt AKs and KK on two tables at the same time, you don't want one to time out)
Additionally, you want to be able to notice flush cards or straight possibilities with AK/KK when multi-tabling. If you can't, you're multi-tabling too many tables.