Originally Posted by winneronline
If he was a maniac, he might have raised you with anything from ATo to AKs and pocket pair of course. I do not understand you checking the flop.
I agree with this, I don't like the flop check. A feeler bet of 1/2 pot or slightly more would have been much better, considering the pot is 3-way.
I also agree with vintage you should have repopped PF. I think I know why you didn't, knowing villain is aggressive you want to get him to hang himself, which is not a bad strategy because you also have position on him. Problem is MP2 will also call because now he has good odds
. With QQ you definitely want to be HU, so a repop is important here to isolate the aggressor. Had this folded to SB, I like the smooth call mostly because you're in position and with a good flop you can nail him.
As played this is now a difficult decision. His big bet + size of the pot + your stack will make you pot committed whatever reraise you attempt. With villain being a maniac his check on the flop looks fishy, no c-bet on that nice pot doesn't seem right. He might have been looking for a check/raise on the flop, and we have to worry about MP2 also.
The only raise that makes sense here is a shove and at this point I'd go for it, hoping I have the best hand. Villain played this pretty strangely on the flop for being an aggressive player. I'm afraid we're behind to aces or kings or a set but its too late to fold this. I'd recklessly shove here and cross my fingers.