Originally Posted by WVHillbilly
Do you think raising the flop functions as a value bet or a bluff?
It's serving multiple purposes.
1) Take down the hand here.
2) A semi bluff, hero called from the SB in a multi-way pot. CO may believe it's a big draw or pocket pair that hit set on the flop.
We can be sure that a player that tight wouldn't be trying to isolate an UTG limper with a QJ or a 77 by raising 0.45 preflop. It's either AJ+ or JJ+. You can do the math on the combos, but I think it's worth it in this spot.