Originally Posted by RAFC24
2 limpers and I make it 10$ with JJ in HJ. 3 callers and the limpers call. Flop is QT5r. I have about 110$ and I am covered.
It checks to me and I check. It checks through. Turn is a 6. First to act leads for about 35$ and I and everyone folds.
Heads up I would c-bet or maybe check call against one guy but is there any merit to betting in a multiway pot like that given my hand and the various ranges? Am I likely behind on this type of board with this many callers?
I am asking this as more of a general poker situation as this type of thing comes up fairly often.
If the flop comes K-7-2r, or A-8-3r, maybe we can cbet. A flop like this one, think of all the hands these folks will be playing.... K-J, Q-J, J-10, J-9, K-Q, A-Q, etc, not mention loads of Q-rag, 10-rag, etc trying to hit 2p and suck out. Even AK is peeling one here I think. The point being is don't expect everyone to fold here to a cbet. And your stack is so small that cbetting is pretty much out of the question. You have a medicre hand. In multiway spot, I would just try to get to showdown cheap.
However, you should be raising much bigger then $10. I start with $12, but if there are multiple limpers, $17-$22 range, and that amount can vary based on table dynamics.
And finally, why are you playing short stacked? With your stack, we make value hands, and get it in. The decisions should be easy. Make TPTK ish hands, and get it in. But, the short stack method is also one of higher variance. With a short stack, we will find it tough to setmine, playing suited connectors is usually not a good idea, etc. Pretty much all spec hands are out. You don't have enough money.
Play with a full stack. If you get below $150 (really $180 in my book), we should be topping off. Keep chips in your pocket to add on. If and when you get a monster, you lose value because your rocking a pogo stick.