$1/2 FL HE Full Ring: Fullhouse, too much of a slow play?
Not too sure if I could have doubled the pot (or better) playing the way I did but:
Now at this particular table, I had recently had A LOT of success by slowplaying and call-raising, even with mediocre cards. I had been playing for an hour - only on this one table - and took the following notes:
LP - Bets high open ended straights, Stops betting with two pair on river
SB - Plays AK aggressively despite board texture
BB - Timid. Despite having pocket pair Q's and flopping rainbow QQ3 5 8, plays the trip without betting once.
I got pocket KK. I had already labeled 3 other players as rocks, so I called hoping to lure them in to calling. None of the rocks did, leaving only the above three players.
Flopped a rainbow QQK! A miracle fullhouse! At most one of the other guys had a Q or K, but not both - and definitely not QQ or AA because these guys raise raise raise, so I knew I had held the nuts. LP bets $1, the SB calls, and the BB folds. I raise, and the others call.
Turn shows a T. By now I'm fairly confident that I will win no matter what, so I check thinking that a bet would scare them off considering the board texture. LP bets, BB calls, and I raise, with the others following suite.
J shows up. Unless someone has QQ, I win...SB doesn't bet so I do, and the other's simply call.
Now the question; in this case, would raising pre-flop had been a good idea? Would being the first to bet on the flop had given me more money or less. Should I have knocked out the timid SB by raising and going head to head with the LP, which I may or may not have had a Re-Raising battle to the river with? I'm trying to figure out the best strategy to get the maximum amount.