Originally Posted by Bentheman87
I agree this is a bad flop but I don't think we can give up so quickly. You should check and call any reasonable bet.
What if the action goes bet 6$, fold, then what? We call 6$ and we're facing a 9+12 = 21$ pot on the turn with about 18$ left behind....
This is a scenario where calling isn't an option. We either want to get all our money in on the flop where we have the most outs to come and the most fold equity, or we want to eject cheaply.
We're 38% against KQ & QJ
21% against JJ & QQ (we could be against KK, but I doubt they'd want to go 3 way to a flop)
And we have AK/AQ/AJ crushed, except for AhKh who we're flipping with.
The only other option I see is just jamming this flop, or a check-raise all in. Just flat calling is too passive for my taste. We're not going to call our chips into the middle, because we're going to need some fold equity on our side here given the wide range of hands that we could be against, IF we want to play this pot.