1/3 at the Horseshoe on a Thursday night. I look down in mid position and see JJ. It's a loose table that will call wide raises, so I open to $15. I get maybe 3 callers.
We see a flop of Jh9hJd. Nice flop. What do I do, though? 2 of the callers in the hand are active players, and will lead any flops, particularly flops where they have good draws. Therefore, I check, both in shock of flopping the stone nuts (flopping quads sometimes freezes me, since I'm largely unprepared how to play them - LOL), and afraid of scaring anyone off their respective draws and hands. I check and the donk to my left leads for $15. A caller follows from across the table - a guy who loves to see flops and play passive unless he hits a hand - and it comes back to me. I think for a moment and call.
Turn is a an offsuit Ace. I check again and guy to my left bets out for $25 into $105. Passive player does what he does best and calls. I'm pretty certain the Ace hit one of them - on an Ace high flush draw (i.e. Ahxh). I need to get money in the pot without folding them out -- and pray for a heart. I opt to raise on the small side to $65. I feel like this is a completely transparent to most players -- check / raising small is a pretty big tell for strength -- but with these guys, they just snapped it off to see what peels the river. They don't have a second thought.
Well, the river is the golden card - another offsuit Ace. One of these guys just boated on a backdoor! The guy to my left is sitting on around $325 effective, and Mr. Passive has around $200. I'm pretty sure on my left is the boat, and Mr. Passive is folding any bet. I also think no matter what, my left is always betting when checked, but I'm not sure whether he's raising in that spot. I also want to potentially capture Mr. Passive's money if he decides to call again, but doubt he's ever calling a bet / raise all in. Therefore, I decide to check the river intending to raise all in when it gets around to me. I check and my left bets $125. Mr. Passive [unfortunately] folds and I raise all in. My left calls and flips over AhQh for the boat, but my quads hold :-). Easy game.