Playing 1-2 NL Holdem on a Saturday night in a casino, Seat 3. A dull unimaginative player from Seat 10 raises the blinds up to $15. Seat 1 folds. Seat 2, a young man who has joined the table in the last twenty minutes whom I have no great reads on, calls with $400 behind. In the cutoff seat I look down to 7h-5h. The button looks like he's folding to me, so if I call here I'll have position. Furthermore I am very certain that the dull raiser's holdings range from QQ-AA, and very possibly AK. If she has AK I think I can bluff her on the turn or flop. I also believe that if I make a hand I can stack her if she holds a high pair. As for Seat 2, well if I make my hand, I might be able to trap him in between Seat 10's c-bets and my raise.
I call the $15. I have $450 remaining. The rest of the table folds and we see the flop three-handed.
The flop comes 8s-6h-3h. I have a open-ended straight and low flush draw. And the 4h gives me the straight flush.
Seat 10 bets out $25 into the $50 pot, as she was bound to do with any of her holdings.
Seat 2 raises it up to $75. I stare at him. He appears to be breathing heavily and I can see his neck throbbing. What's he so excited about? Isolation raise? With what? Doesn't look like there's anything to be had on this flop... trips is the only thing I can figure. A better flush draw than mine would want me to call to help give him odds
If I flat-call the $75 it goes back to Seat 10. The times when she holds A-A, K-K and Q-Q she will go all-in for her remaining $105. The times when she holds A-K she will fold. A-K of hearts may call or go all-in, I am not sure what she would do there.
7 cards (six non-heart straights cards, and the 4h for straight flush) give me the best hand and hopefully get me Seat 2's remaining $300. 8 more heart outs give me a 7-high flush which may or may not be good, and will probably cause me to lose $300 those times it's not good.
What to do? $150 in the pot, $75 to call. Seat 10 is either raising all-in for $105 more or folding behind me...