Second shot at the Irish Open quarter final tournament tonight. 22 hands in and I pick up in the big blind (at 15/30). I’ve got a couple thousand chips, there are only eight people left in the tournament. Three players limp in, the small blind folds, and I raise to 165. All three limpers call the raise.
The flop shows , pairing my queen and giving me a nut flush draw. I bet 300 into the pot of 675. The first limper folds, the second calls, and the third goes all-in for 1,685. I call and the third player pushes his stack forward to make the total 1,840. I’ve only got 180 chips left, with just 25 behind if I make the call, but I’ve got the nut flush draw, right?
Of course, that draw would be a lot easier to make if my opponents’ hands hadn’t turned up as and . With more than half the hearts on the table already, the chances of one showing up on the turn or river were somewhat diminished.
Maybe next time.