Originally Posted by zachvac
Although Kenzie's right about folding PF (if it were late position this may be a nice steal hand, but in mid position you really don't want to mess around with that type of hand, but you hit a nice flop.
At this point we can only hope that one of the 2 opponents does not have Ax of hearts, as at that point we may as well be drawing dead. If they don't (which is overwhelming majority of the time), you have 9 outs to the flush, and possibly 3 outs with the K. Half pot gives you 3:1 odds to call, meaning you need at least a 25% to call. If you're just chasing a flush, this is a bad play, but if the K would also give you the best hand (a very lofty assumption) then you have odds to call. The problem is in this situation I don't see how we can assume that our K is an out and the few times you're up against Ax of hearts you get hit bad if a heart comes. There's also a small chance they flopped a set and that not only can beat a pair of kings but also has a draw to a full house which will beat you no matter what comes. I would fold here.
I both agree and disagree with this somewhat. After the flop, getting 3 to 1 on your money just
chasing the flush is actually mathematically correct at this point. If you blank on the turn, then it's time to get away, definitely, but 9 outs to improvce after the flop makes this a fairly easy call.
That said, I also question somewhat the preflop decision of opening from middle position with an easily dominated hand, but once you've done so, you hit a great flop for your hand and should see it out at least one more street. What result did you expect/hope to get when you raised with this hand? Short of a boat flop, or AQJh, you could hardly order anything better. So, you get better than you had any rigfht to expect, and wanna cave to a standard raise? Just suppose, for a moment, that a K had hit the board on the flop, and a 1/2 pot raise came in front of you, then what? Fold? Go allin, knowing you could easily be really thin already?
These are the pitfalls (some of) of not thinking ahead.