Wasn’t a big pot, but wanted some guidance on the standard play in this spot:
1-3, $300 effective. One limp, I raise 77 in CO to 15, button, BB and limper call.
Checks to me. What do you do?
My default would be to not bet an underpair in a four-handed pot. But this seems like the rare flop where I should still have the best hand. However, I won’t accomplish the basic goals: no worse hands will call, and no better hands will fold (maybe 88 or 99, but that’s not what I’m trying to do here).
Most turn cards that come off will hurt me. Should I bet here to protect my equity, or is it still just too likely that someone has Tx and I should just give up?