This hand came up yesterday and made me wonder about optimal line for combo-draws in big (6+) multiway pots.
The table is fairly loose/passive preflop, lots of limpers, station-y postflop. Because of this, I've been limping a bit more oop with small pairs and connectors. Other than general table dynamics, not really familiar with any of the players. I might have a bit of laggy image, after making some big turn bets on button after checked down into bloated multiway pots. Hero (850) covers both v1 and v2.
Dealt 7h8h in mp in front of v1 (utg) and v2 (utg+2), who both limp, I limp, mp+2 raises to 20, b, bb, ep and ep+2 all call, I call. Flop comes 9h10h2c (120). Checked to me, I bet 80, mp+2 folds, b folds, bb folds, v1 and v2 both call. Turn board is 9h10h2cJs (360). Checked to me, I bet 200, v1 calls (has about 160 left), v2 shoves (about 200). River is 4 non-heart. v1 check-folds river, v2 turns over KQoff for nut straight.
Of course I am happy KQ calls flop, turn is just a cooler (one of many lately). My question is whether the possibility of both straight and flush being dominated in 6+ person pot should be a consideration in betting. I've got dummy end of straight and 8 high flush draw. Do # of players, relative position and/or image change how you might play this?