Originally Posted by GordenBombay
There isn't that much information on the villain and i think we have way too strong of a hand to check and fold here.
I never advocated k/f, I'm trying to understand why you think your 3b/barrel strategy has the max ev in a flop that had 5 players to "naturally select" from.
If he has a Q we are crushed and lose the max 2.5BB, if he has an over and a flush draw we are flipping, if he has a low pair he may fold the turn, bad queens could check the river, plus if he bluff raises the river we lose the pot.
Since this is such a common (and possibly expensive) spot I thought you had some analysis to support your line.