Position needed to bet a flush draw?
Need opinions on this situation:
First few hands at this table so no reads yet (and I was multi-tabling). My hand wasn't pretty but it was free to see the flop from the BB with 4 limpers. I pick up a flush draw on the flop but I'm 2nd to act out of 5 players. I usually bet less than half my flush draws like this. I like to be in better position, to have the Jack or better in hand against so many opponents and to not have 2 overcards on board for the other players to raise at.
In this position, should I:
A) pot bet $1.25 to show strength & get info?
B) overbet the pot to scare away other draws and try to take the pot now, even though 3 others are behind me?
C) check and hope to get a free card? (Then do I fold to a flop bet if I don't get my 4-1 implied pot odds
D) push my middling stack?
E) "Other" (anything I didn't think of?)
(I don't think I would consider betting less than the pot due to its small size.)
***** Hand History for Game 5056803696 *****
$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Tuesday, August 29, 15:25:28 ET 2006
Table Table 98356 (Real Money)
Seat 6 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Seat 1: lostnspace2 ( $27.58 )
Seat 7: lebo_king ( $2.05 )
Seat 9: PDSticker ( $12.65 )
Seat 2: Gregorio_54 ( $11.47 )
Seat 5: vanclio ( $30.07 )
Seat 10: cardguy500 ( $24.40 )
Seat 6: FUNHOUSE33 ( $26.75 )
Seat 4: slanglb2 ( $24.75 )
Seat 3: Zombie_Turtle ( $24.75 )
lebo_king posts small blind [$0.10].
PDSticker posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to PDSticker [ 7c Tc ]
cardguy500 calls [$0.25].
vanclio calls [$0.25].
lynnev has joined the table.
FUNHOUSE33 calls [$0.25].
lebo_king calls [$0.15].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8c, Qc, Ah ]