re: Poker & $500 max 2/5 Live AK EP
I might have checked flop. That's a juicy flop, and even though you hit a big draw, there's a strong chance with two callers and a reraise preflop that you don't have the best chance of winning. Even so, the result would've likely been the same, because it doesn't make sense to fold even in the worst case scenario. 2.6:1 is less favorable, but it's still a no-brainer all-in call with the nut flush and straight draws.
In other words, I'd avoid getting all-in, but I'd do it without hesitation if I have to.