re: Poker & 2NL FR Flopped Nut Straight Line check
So I clearly wasn't as far ahead in this spot as I thought I was here.
Well the issue isn't how far ahead you are. I'm sure you have the lion's share of equity in the pot (you have the nuts!).
But having the deck crippled does not mean that you're very far ahead. It means that there's almost nothing for your opponents to call with. For example, if the board comes A22 in a 3-bet pot, and you have AA, what are your opponents going to call with? There's only 1 ace left in the deck, and no one has a 2 in a 3-bet pot unless they're special. So the issue isn't that your opponents are drawing thin against you, its that they can't hardly have anything on the board to call your bets with!
However, the board in this hand is very very different. Its super co-ordinated, tons of hands have pair + draw combinations, its setville USA, and even hands like AK will peel this flop & hope they can make a bigger pair on the turn. As you can see, there are two opponents who are willing to put money in the pot. So bet/raise/get all in! Remember, this is 2$ NL, and they love to call. Give them a chance to make their favorite mistake.
You never know, they could do this (this happened tonight, recently):
No-Limit Hold'em, $0.50 BB (6 handed) - Hold'em Manager Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com
Hero (BB) ($145.35)
Villain (MP) ($41.45)
Preflop: Hero is BB with K♠ K♥
1 fold, Villain calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50, 2 folds, Hero raises $2.50, Villain calls $2.50, 1 fold
Flop: ($6.75) 6♥J♣10♦
Hero bets $5.75, Villain calls $5.75
Turn: ($18.25) 8♦
Hero bets $13.25, Villain calls $13.25
River: ($44.75) 2♥
Hero bets $20, Villain calls $19.45 (All-In)
Total pot: $83.65
Hero had K♠ K♥
(one pair, Kings).
Villain had A♦K♣
(high card, Ace).
Outcome: Hero won $80.70