re: Poker & In position: bet vs. free card?
There plain out isn't enough information for a reasonable answer to be given. You say multi-way, but how many? Are there 3 in the pot or 9? Also, what are the opponents like? Are they very loose and getting into a lot of pots preflop and then folding to any aggression on the flop, or are they playing really tight and trapping when they hit a big hand? Against the first type of player, I am betting like 85% of the time because you will pick up the pot fairly often. Against the 2nd type of player, I am more likely to check and take that free card and hopefully hit my straight or set, but get out to much aggression on the turn if I don't hit.