This is a 1/2 NL game that takes place in Iowa at Diamond Jo casino. I am from the Twin Cities but Minnesota really only runs 2-100 spread games so I usually have to travel out of state to play no limit cash. The max buyin is $300 and that is what I bought in for. I sat down about 10 minutes earlier and had only been dealt 3 hands, one of which I won a decent pot so I start the hand with $450. The villain starts the hand with $1100, which is VERY uncommon for this game, since it generally plays really tight and ABC.
The villain in the hand straddles to $6 from UTG. I am 2 to his left so I am effectively UTG+1 in this hand.
Hero is dealt: 7♣ 8♣
UTG limps for $6, hero limps for $6, there are 3 more limps behind. The villain, who is in the straddle makes it $25 more. UTG calls. I contemplate a call but then someone behind me calls out of position on accident. I eventually end up making the call, as does everyone else (lol). We are SIX ways to the flop:
J♣ 9♦ 3♣
Both blinds check to the villain, who leads out for $100. I think about it and call. We are now heads up to the turn.
Hero? I have about $320 left in my stack and the pot already has $386 or so in it. Do I jam? Do I just bet? If so, how much? Can you ever check back?
Also - Do you ever shove the flop? Or is that too volatile with so many people left to act behind?