Was I wrong to call with a flush?
The game: My regular $.5/.25 NLHE. Live. Not friends, just a bunch of guys, competitive. Game is usually loose-aggressive, with frequent pre-flop limpers and callers, some calling because they are loose, others because they then get the correct pot odds
. I have the reputation as one of the tightest players on the table, but during hands, my opponents seem to forget and call my aggressive bets. I'm a good player but could be better, winning about 5BB/hr over 125 hrs or so. I do this for fun. I make about 15 times that at my day job.
The hand: Pre-flop, everyone limps to me on the button, and I raise to 6BB, $3.00, with 7h 8h. Six players call my bet. This is typical. The pot has $18.00. The flop comes 6h 9h 2h, giving me a flush and a straight-flush draw. Everyone checks to the cut-off, who bets $10.00. He is a tight player but he is pretty dumb and often makes errors. The pot has $28.00. I raise to $30, making the pot $58.00. Everyone folds to the cut off. He pushes me all with the rest of his stack, about $40.
What would you do? I called. He flipped over Qh 4h for the higher flush, which held up, taking the pot.
Did I make the right call?