Flopping The Nuts
So, I've got a good size stack (10 of 50) midway through a 90 player SnG on FTP. I'm in the SB when they give me 5s6s. One early position limper and the guy on the button calls. With two limpers, I decide to call & see the cheap flop. To my joyous suprise, 4d, 7c, 8s hits the board. I don't want to scare off the action, so I bet half the pot. BB and early limp fold, but button calls. OK, the hook is set, now to reel him in. Turn brings 8h. I'm a little concerned about the board pairing and the flush beigh out there, so I raise the pot this time. I don't want him to chase and hit the boat, but kinda hope he has the set of 8's and I get paid. Well he called. He must have that set or two pair. When the flop brings the 8c, I figure the odds
that he is really holding that other 8 is low. His stack was smaller than mine and he was just about pot committed, so when I raised 1/2 the pot, he pushed back all in & I had to call. He sure as hell was playing 8d10c in position! He hit top pair and I guess I priced him in by only betting half the pot on the flop.
My question is how should I have played that? With top pair then turning to trips, no way I could have gotten him off the hand after the turn. Had I gone all in or drastically overbet the pot postflop from the SB, I may have gotten no action. I know the 400 chips would have been better than losing half my stack, but what would be the correct play after flopping the nuts when first to act?