How to Play the Nuts?
Say you've limped in with some marginal hand, and hit the nuts. What do you do?
For example, I call the BB with Q-9 off-suit, and the flop comes Q-Q-5 rainbow. The action checks to me, I check, the table checks around. On the turn, another Q. The action checks to me, I check, the table checks around. Deuce on the river. When I finally bet, everyone folds.
Any strategies for maximizing payout in this sort of situation? Similar, say, to pocket aces on a tight table when there hasn't been any action? When any sort of bet seems like it's just going to scare the other players away?
I understand that every situation is unique, and that the action or lack thereof at the table simply depends on what other players are holding (i.e., in the above example, if someone happened to be holding a five or pocket 2's then perhaps I get paid). It's just, when this kind of thing happens, every now and then, I always feel so frustrated when I take down a tiny pot with quads. I'm probably only writing this because it just happened, that is, I'm venting.
But really: how does one play an obvious monster?