$4 NLHE 6-max: QQ facing aggression on disjointed flop
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I have QQ at UTG + 1. I open raised to 16c (4xBB). CO and BTN both call. Blinds fold.
Flop comes J23 rainbow. I lead out with 40c into the 54c pot. CO thinks for a while then calls. BTN then insta-shoves, and it would have been about $2 more for me to call. Neither villain were the maniac type so it's likely both had a hand. What do I do here?
I have 56c committed, and about $2.80 left. I have BTN covered but CO has me covered. I thought for a long time...
2 pairs is very unlikely given board texture, so I was likely up against one or two sets and/or top pair strong kicker (like AJ, KJ). KK and AA were unlikely given the call preflop.
CO actually worried me a little more because on a board like that, I didn't put him on any draw, so a flat call after some playacting could have been a slowplay of a set. Or, he might have had a hand like 10 10 and was truly thinking it over.
If one of them had something like AJ, then that makes JJ less likely but 22 and 33 remain distinct possibilities.
Should I lay down top pair here? How often am I ahead?