Originally Posted by postflopper
if i had bet out, MP2 woulda raised, and button woulda still shoved, im pretty sure, with his line. where does that leave me? all in or fold. what would your read be on MP2 be then?
...that leaves you with a set and a big pot. You WANT money in the middle.
If the guy in the middle has something like a pair+draw or a flush draw or whatever, you don't want the flop to check through because you miss value.
I don't have a 'read' on MP2, but I'd assume he has a range made up of flush draws, other combo draws, overpairs, two pairs, then finally the straights and sets. You have the majority of that range CRUSHED, and when you're behind you're either against top set (drawing near dead but still have outs), or against a straight, against which you still have a ton of outs to improve.
Basically you're not afraid of being beat here. You have a set, a wet board where lots of draws will stack, and you want to find the way to get the most money in the middle as possible.