This is from the usual SLP – NL, 1/1 blinds, you all mostly know the deal by now. The setup: 7-handed. Ryan limps UTG, Jay limps UTG+1, and I limp in MP with pocket 6s, hoping to catch a cheap flop. Nick to my left raises to 5 from the button, and it folds to Ryan, who calls. Jay folds, and I come along, putting 18 in the pot preflop. I hit the jackpot: J64 rainbow, about as dry a board as you could ask for with your middle set. Ryan leads out for 9 and (here's the key decision point) I call, slowplaying my monster in the face of two other hands. Nick makes it 27, Ryan thinks for a little while and pops it to 65. I come over the top all in for another 50ish, and Nick and Ryan both fold; Ryan jokes about whether he could get back half his money by guessing which set I had.
The last decision is meaningless, at least IMHO; I'm obviously not going away there, and either a flat call or a push effectively turns my hand face-up. Either all the money is getting in, or no one is putting anything else in the pot, and that'll happen regardless of what I do there. The interesting question to me is the first post-flop play, after Ryan leads out for 9; should I be calling or raising (presumably to about 25ish, like Nick did) there? What's the right play here?