A $1-2 NLH game with 9 players. I'm in the CO with $248. Action folds to a player in MP with $253 who opens for $10. It folds to me and I look down at Qs-Js. I call. The Btn with $307 calls. The SB folds and the BB with $216 calls. Four of us end up going to the flop with $41 (less rake) in the middle.
The flop comes out Th-8s-As. The BB checks. The MP open raiser bets out for $25. I call. The Btn folds and the BB calls. Three of us go to the turn with $116 (less rake) in the pot. The turn is the Ts. The BB checks again. The MP open raiser who has been driving the action bets $90. I am holding the second nut flush but the board has just paired which has to be a major consideration. The player in the BB has been involved in a lot of hands going up and down in the three and a half hours I've been on this table. He hasn't taken the lead yet and he's been checking in what seems to me like an effort at pot control. I think he could have an Ace, outside chance at trip tens and at best a baby flush. The player in MP has only been on the table about an hour. In that time he has won every hand (only 4 or 5) that he has gotten into. I am more worried about him than I am the BB. If he is sitting behind pocket Aces, Tens or A-T...I'm screwed. If he has Ks-Xs...I'm screwed. Everything else I'm ahead of. My hand has played out as well as I could have hoped for when I initially decided to play it. If I call $90 it represents almost half of my stack with more to come possibly on the river. I have to look at this as a commitment of all my chips if I'm going to play. At least that is what I'm thinking. If I go ahead and shove here I might get one or in a perfect world even both of my opponents to fold. I feel like I'm ahead here but very possibly vulnerable and I would like to thin the opposition and the chances of someone catching up to me if I can so my inclination is to shove here. I have $213 left and I go ahead and push it all in.
Was I correct to shove here? Should I even be in this hand at this point? Is there any good argument for taking the line of just calling? As always I will post what happened in a few days. Thank you.