I've been playing for an hour or so, standard line-up, several regs, a few newbies.
2/5 NLH, I raise UTG to $20 with AJo, next to act (good winning player, older, capable of some moves) calls, SB (older, straight forward white guy) calls. Pot is $65.
Flop comes QT8r. SB checks, I c-bet $35, next to act raises to $80, SB old man goes AI for $220, I fold, next to act folds, old man shows TT for middle set.
As I reflect on this hand, I realize I get into these spots where I'm not sure if I should c-bet or check the flop. In this case, I thought the board was draw-heavy with straight draws, I could get a lower pocket pair to fold, and I had some decent equity if called with my double gutter and overcard. However, my c-bet can hardly stand a c/r, or even a raise, so maybe I should check? I'm easily lost in these spots.
What if next to act raises to $80 and SB folds - do I just call the $45 extra with my hand equity and see a turn card, hoping to hit my draw, or do I 3-bet, or...