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Poker :: MATH Bustout Thoughts
  submitted on January 15, 2008, 12:26 PM


I'm wondering if I was too nonchalant about my bustout hand from the MATH last night. Any comments on how you might play it would be appreciated.

I don't have the exact hand history with me (But don't worry, I can still remember it better than Hoy), but, suffice to say we were six-handed, I was in the CO, the blinds were probably 40/80, and I had about 3,000 in chips.

So I'm holding As 4s, and UTG and UTG+1 limp in, so I limp to because A-rag sooted is gold. I think it was either 4 or 5 to the flop. Flop comes 2s 3s 6c, giving me the nut flush draw and a one-ended straight flush draw.

So, before anyone even acts, what's your plan here? We're only about a half hour into the tournament, probably still about 24 out of the original 31 left. I'm drawing to 9 outs for the flush, 3 more for the straight, and maybe 3 aces depending on where I'm at. So, I want to play this hand strong. However, UTG bets out about 1/3 or 1/2 of the pot, then UTG+1 re-raises to about 540.

So now what? Have your intentions changed at all? Is there any way that you just fold the hand? Is it feasible to call here? This is where I'm curious to hear what people might do in this situation. Like I said, I feel like I was being too "meh" about putting my tournament life on the line with a drawing hand (albeit a strong one). I ended up re-raising to 1100 or so, UTG+1 pushes, I call and he shows a set of 3s. I don't improve, and he even DQBs me on the river, and I'm out.

What do you think is the right play there? Do I need to ignore my draws and wait for a made hand against someone who seems to have something good? Or is it okay to take a risk like that early on in the tournament? I'm not really sure what I should have done, to be honest.

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