Well, JJ is a good hand for starters, but not the best. If you flat call in preflop it would be a bad play cause i mean someone with Ace 2 coudl easily call and beat you. The raise was good, and at this point no one can really be sure of what you have, cause its also likely that someone in your position would by trying to steal the blinds... i mean comeon, everyone folds and your there before Button, it would cross my mind. The raise would be like 4 or 5 times the BB. Anyways the flop what came was A T 8, all suited to Clubs!! and you had a club! Even though you dont have highest pair, its a must raise! You have only one caller, and he could easily have something like K Q, or suited connectors. On the other hand he could have an A T, or something similar to that like A 9. You have to bet for 2 main reasons. First, a tester bet... you want to feel whats happening here, and a small bet wont do it!, it has to be like more than half the pot... If he folds, he didnt get it, if he calls, he either has you, or he is trying to catch a straight of flush... or he is just a plain noob lol. Now, the second reason is because you could have him beat! If he folds, u know you had him beat, and if he calls, well you might still have him beat cause he could very easily be trying to catch a flush or a straight. Now, you have a flush going, but its very possibly he has a flush bigger than yours cause he called your raise preflop, meaning he could have high cards.
My beat on the flop would be like 75 percent of the pot. Now... lets say he called and the queen came, its time to be afraid!! If he had 2 high cards, he definitly had you beat! i mean coem on, Ace Ten Eight and Queen.... King Jack gives a straight, and an ace, or a Queen gives him a higher pair than you! Now your hoping he is going for the flush or staright... I would check here, hoping he checks too. If he raises, you could call since you have an inside straight going as well as trio or flush (be careful if trio comes cause straigh is very likely too, a nine or a king gives him one, so this one im not too happy to see) Now if there is a big big raise, you have to fold, but lets say its a small one, a callable one. The Ace comes.... this isnt the worst thing for you, cause it makes it less likely he had the ace, and if he for sommee reason had something like T 8, which is very unlikely, you have him beat. You have to check here cause too much is there to beat you. If he raises hug again, i would fold... but now its up to you to decide, i mean you have been playing with this guy for a while so you shouldk now if he is a bluffer, if he changes his play, and all these little things. If i didnt know the guy though and he raised me big, i would definitly fold. GL at the tables.