$2 NLHE Full Ring: OESD w/ overs in multiway flop w/ a short stacker
Villian Stats (VPIP/PFR/AF):
From UTG I flop an OESD w/ a backdoor FD facing one loose shortie (40/10/4), and another vanilla player w/ few hands. (Btw, I don't normally raise 3xbb and usually w/ a little better than KQs, but occasionally I do.) It's a nice little draw, but I'm not sure how to play these hands: UTG+2 is inevitably going to bet the rest of his stack, and if I call it will be a for an amt larger than I'd ideally like ... and then we still have the other MP2 villain to worry about.
Assuming in that wide range he could either have and A or any king, maybe Tx or possibly that last J. Those would all warrant a shoves. Since MP2 is more sane, he could easily have connected w/ the flop or hit a pair, or had a non-premium PP. Either way, if he continues he will likely be with something that could have me beat.
Right now, with something like that scenario, I'm at ~40%, UTG+2 is ~35, and MP2 is almost 30%. I guess my question is whether to get involved at all in this hand, and just chk/call and wait to see how they respond first? Or do I come out with a nice bet, fold to any action. I'm just not sure what will get my speculative hand sucked into battle it may not hold up at the end of. Any suggestions?
Full Tilt Poker
$0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
Hero (UTG): $2.09
($0.03) Hero is UTG with Q
Hero raises to $0.06
, 1 fold
, UTG+2 calls $0.06, 1 fold
, MP2 calls $0.06, 4 folds
($0.21) T[image: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/images/smilies/heart.gif] J[image: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/images/smilies/diamond.gif] J[image: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/images/smilies/club.gif] (3 players)