Hands starts at 30.40
What are your thoughts on Iveys play? I know its all high level and advanced etc but still.. I just find this an odd hand and worth discussing.
Ok ivey holds a king and 3 players are to the river - so he MUST know one of them has the flush. The hand certainly played out that way. Or at least there is a very high likely hood someone has it
I can only think one of 2 things
1) - At some point in the hand, instead of putting one of them on the flush he actually puts them on a hand likes 7s, 8s, 9s etc.. and the other player on a king. (both with no diamond) therefore, he can bet big and win the pot
2) - He realises one of them has the flush, but to bet big there shows so much strength. For someone to be betting into the pot, that for someone to call, they must have at least the full house. And someone with the Ace high flush just cannot possibly call there.
Personally Im suprised Benyamine folded though. Only the Ace beats him (and full house). But with the board being K K 2 4 5 you would be very unlucky if someone had K 4 or K 5 etc.. only 2's would really make sense here.
The only thing that goes strongly in Iveys favour is that it was a family pot pre flop - and so a hand like K4 or K5 may actually be possible, but youd be unlucky. But as for the Ace flush - in a multi way pot has someone really called runner runner with the Ace of diamonds? Or, got the flush draw on the flop too? Personally, i dont think so,
And also you have to question why he called all the way to the river with a flush draw, only to fold