Nut flush on river



10th hand of $30 MTT... do you push to get full value, or just call because the board is paired?

Seat 0: stephen494 (2,580 in chips)
Seat 1: mich6130 (1,475 in chips)
Seat 2: asc99 (1,430 in chips)
Seat 3: pgrolux (1,320 in chips)
Seat 4: slk11 (2,067 in chips)
Seat 5: Killer 3.3 (1,560 in chips)
Seat 6: Sheva5 (1,690 in chips) (on the button)
Seat 8: Jeuhau4 (1,518 in chips)
Seat 9: Bombjack_x (1,360 in chips)
*** Blind Bet Round *** :
Jeuhau4 : Post Blind (10)
Bombjack_x : Post Blind (20)
Dealt to Bombjack_x: :as: :3s:
*** Pre-Flop *** :
stephen494 : Call (20)
mich6130 : Call (20)
asc99 : Call (20)
pgrolux : Fold
slk11 : Call (20)
Killer 3.3 : Fold
Sheva5 : Fold
Jeuhau4 : Fold
Bombjack_x : Check
*** Flop *** : :3c: :ks: :5d:
Bombjack_x : Check
stephen494 : Check
mich6130 : Check
asc99 : Check
slk11 : Check
*** Turn *** : :5s:
Bombjack_x : Check
stephen494 : Check
mich6130 : Check
asc99 : Bet (50)
slk11 : Call (50)
Bombjack_x : Call (50)
stephen494 : Fold
mich6130 : Fold
*** River *** : :4s:
Bombjack_x : Bet (200)
asc99 : Raise (500)
slk11 : Fold


I'm confused
I would definatley raise here. It's early in a MTT and your are better off trying to accumulate chips early rather than play 3 hours with an avg stack only to go out out of the money anyway. I believe in MTTs you take some chances early to get chips before you have a lot of time invested. Having said that, I think there is a much better chance you have the best hand here. He may have a smaller flush or a set or even a straight or possibly one king. Try to double up here. I think just calling is a tight/weak play. There are much more holding he could have that you beat than beat you. Raise, if he has a full house pay him off and go to the next tourney. If not you have a good chips stack that you can work with. Some people will say that you should just call since only a hand that beats you will call your raise. I don't agree with that in this case. First it's early so there are alot of donks still in, second someone with a smaller flush, a straight or a set is likely to pay you off.
F Paulsson

F Paulsson

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It's straight/trips/worse flush WAY often enough that this is worth it. If he has a full house, he would've had to slowplay two pair on the flop (or bet 54/44 on the turn). Which isn't impossible, but it's at least somewhat unlikely and it discounts those hands somewhat from his range.

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Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

Yeah shove.

If the board was like a 3-flush AQQJ7 or something I'd be tempted to just call the raise out of fear of a boat, and I suppose the fact that villain limped and might do with any two cards is a little scary, but the fact is this is just a really ragged board and we see A2/A5/5x/spades too often here, all of which are probably going to pay off a push.


Why would he raise a bet from an opponent who had been calling when the board made a flush?

I guess he may have not believed you maybe, but i think im a bit more suspicious of a full here than rest might be.

Then again if he did buy you had flush and he had the full house, i think he would have shoved his chips in since youre very likely to call.


Thanks for advice all. I did indeed push, and he called with 54 of clubs. So the river was the one card that would bust me... OMG RIGGED
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