$200 NLHE Full Ring: Getting max value from a flopped set
It's the NYC live game, 1/2, full ring, I am UTG with 88. I'm really deep with $600, and most of the table has $300-$900 behind. Most players raise preflop 6% to 8% of the time but have VPIP 20%-25%. Typical opening raise is $12-$15.
Having gotten some excellent advice from Seachicken, I open for $6 UTG. I know that will get me some callers but create enough doubt to prevent light 3-bets. I get called by an MP with $100 behind and the button, who has me covered and has been playing 10/6 (VPIP/PFR). I have been using DonkTracker on my iPad
to keep those stats, and I have about 90 hands tracked. My own stats are 18/18 in this session. One of the blinds calls as well. So we are 4 to the flop.
The flop comes KQ8 rainbow. The blind checks. Question 1, check or bet? My read on the MP is he is loose/passive. I decide to bet $15 into a pot of $26. MP calls, and the button raises to $45. The blind folds. Question 2, call or raise, and if a raise, how much?
To recap, at this point:
--MP has about $85 behind and $21 invested in the pot
--Button has me covered with $51 invested
--I have $585 behind and $21 invested.