4-seat table, 2k/4k ring. I buy in at 500k.
History: Earlier I came in really hot and took some big pots with pocket JJ, got lucky calling a 2BB raise with J8s, making a flush draw on the flop, running out trip Jacks, and am up 100k in the first few hands. I get pocket TT and win a hand with it, get TT again and turn a set, end up losing a pretty large pot vs KK, set over set, they flopped KKK, on a board that had some broadway and flush draw possibilities, I made a daring call on the river for a halfpot bet and lost, shoulda folded with all the wet on the board, and fall back to breakeven. I get TT one more time and win a small pot with it, and then hit a straight, 5-9, with 97, and end up rivering a 9 to nullify the straight advantage, giving it to T7 who bets and I call. I’ve made some reasonable plays and gotten some good pots with it, but got bit a few times with some bad hands that looked good. The play here seems nice and reasonable, no overlimping, no overcalling, no tilty wild maniacs, just solid ABC poker.
PREFLOP: KsJd on the button in this hand, I call a 2BB open to see a flop.
FLOP: Flop comes TA9, all spades, I’ve got the nut flush draw. I’m hoping it’ll fill and I can crush a smaller flush. V bets into me, potting it, and I flat call.
TURN: Turn is a 3c, check-check back.
RIVER: I pick up the Kc on the river, and V decides to bet into me again for a half-pot value bet.
Knowing I block the nut flush, and have 2nd pair, decent kicker, and only QJ could have a straight, but likely wouldn’t feel safe with the flush flop on the board, I decide to go for a big raise and see if the bluff will work, looking to get an Ace to fold.
I put in a overpot-size raise, making it huge to call, 165k raise over a 33k bet into a pot of 65k (98k total, so a 1.66x river raise), and V tanks a while, then folds.
I’m really proud of this play, usually people will call very light since it’s play chips, and they don’t care. So I must have sold this one very well.
This play end up winning me about 100k chips on a pot I very likely didn’t deserve. I’m figuring V had Ace-something, maybe with a spade offsuit, and tried to see if he could bet me down with top pair, then when I called it set up that I was on a suited spades hand for a flopped flush, laying a trap by checking back the turn rather than betting it, setting up a monster raise. I love this line.