here an interesting hand i got a moment ago. i rivered a flush only just to fold it in the end, and after i did i saw my flush was ahead anyway. this probably sounds like madness but here the hand and my thought process:
first of all, it was the beginning of a 1M tourney and i didn’t had much reads yet except for the fact that the table is very limpy.
i have 4d2d
preflop: seems like an easy check to me
villain could have anything cuz of the limp thing i mentioned
flop: villain minbets in the pot while i have a flushdraw, seems also like an easy call to me. no reason to semi bluff because there are still opponents after me.
villain probably has a weak hand, a draw or a slowplayed monster
turn: it’s checked to me. i could try a semi bluff here but i rather just check it back.
villain can still hold the same range
river: this is where it gets interesting, i get my third diamond and hit my flush. i’m acutally quite happy to see him bet before me. it could still mean the same range as a weak hand might decide to bluff me out considering the action and the river card, but it also adds potential Ax hands he might have played, which i can get value from, so i raise the bet so i can still get calls from hands like Ax two pairs and sets making it a good value bet imo, however i get easily 3bet shoved which seemed to barely needed any thought. i am clearly repping strength by raising the river and there is a potential flush out there (which i happen to have) and i have played in a way that could easily suggest a FD in other words i assumed it would be easy for him to put me on a flush and he still had no problem to shove, so i folded my flush assuming to be looking at a higher flush. but in the end he only had just 2pair.
long story short: my quetion is was it right to make the laydown here or was i being too nitty and should i just have got it in?