Originally Posted by MrSticker
I'd call the check-raise and hope for more hearts or straight cards or an Ace. If a heart, A, K, or J hits the turn, I call his bet or bet his check. If those cards don't come, I'd ride out the hand to see if he only has top pair. I'd hope he doesn't have 2 pair if the board doesn't pair for me.
Good thing I posted this example! And yes, you do have the rock-syndrome.
If you don't raise at least once more in this hand, you're doing something wrong. It could be argued whether that raise should take place on the flop or the turn, but there should be a raise.
Look, you raised preflop. To your opponents, this says "Hey look, I have sum'm!" It could be AA. It could also be 9-9 or (depending on how aggressive they perceive you to be) KJo. You then bet the flop, but of course, any hand you raise with preflop will be bet on the flop in this situation. Next guy calls. Of course, he could be slowplaying a flopped set, but it's much more likely that he's simply peeling. Then the big blind checkraises. He's saying "I flopped something."
You have no reason to believe he's lying when he tells
you that. The problem is that there are so many things he could have flopped that your hand crushes, that fear of the few hands (two pair, set) that actually has you in big trouble will cost you money. Your something is simply so good in this case, that his something is likely dwarfed.
In this case, I'd likely re-raise the flop. The guy behind you who called may feel obligated to put in another two bets on the flop, but may fold if he misses the turn. Get his money now. If the BB caps after you 3-bet, then I'd consider calling down. At no point in this hand is folding ever an option (barring a freakish turn of events that include the other two players raising and re-raising each other), of course, given that it's limit.
In no-limit, the situation is much more tricky, but in NL you'd also know more than you do now (specifically how much you raised preflop and how much you bet and much the BB raised). This will give you a better idea of what you're up against. But in limit, it's not even close.