I did shove.
I show my trip jacks he shows the 7d, 8d so he has a made flush and I’m waaaay behind.
Turn is 9c, but lo and behold the river is the 6s, giving me a full-house.
The reason I posted this is because the way I processed the hand in my head is pretty much the same way Chuck posted. I knew if he had a made flush I was beat, but I was way ahead of everything else I could put him on. After the hand was over, and he stopped whining about the bad beat, he casually mentioned that if I keep calling when I suspect I’m behind, I’m going to turn into an ATM. I’ve always been an overly-tight player – in fact, I think I still play a bit too tight, especially online, but this is two hands for rather large pots recently where I’ve called a bet that put me all-in even though I suspected I was beat. Both times, I’ve managed to suck out the win, but I’m a little concerned that I’m starting a pattern of making bad calls, talking myself into it based on odds
while totally ignoring what my gut is screaming at me about the situation.
It seems weird from someone who’s always been criticized for being a nit to suddenly be worried about becoming a calling station, but I am.