This is a discussion on $50 NLHE Full Ring: Is the flop check raise with a flush draw good in a 3 Bet pot within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; PokerStars - $0.50 NL - Holdem - 7 players
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SB: 58 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
preflop without info I would fold.
On the flop I prefer just call. That board hits him pretty good. He has more Ax than you and you block his potentially KK or JJ. Ofc you block his AK too, but still, in my opinion it's just a call. He should check his KK, QQ hands but if he cbet it, then probably he gives up it on turn so still you can win that pot later by betting river after he checks turn. I don't expect many cbets/fold on this board on these positions.
Preflop i am fine with opening KJs, although i prefer to always make it at least 3x BB, esp. oop. Calling the 3-bet to me is fine, 7 handed KJ is much stronger than if a full game.
On the flop, i really like the check raise. It looks like your opponent has something he liked preflop, like a big pair or QKs, that has flopped nothing on an ace high board. He bets 7 into 17, so he either has a weak Ax hand that he is unsure about facing an UTG open, or a wiff trying to continue.
We have equity, our opponent is betting weak, great spot to simply take down the pot oop.