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I made a mistake

By: RockerguyAA @ 14:09 (EST) / 47 / Comment ( 1 )
It finally happened.  I actually got knocked out for making a mistake as opposed to getting a bad beat on the river.  It feels kind of good for some reason???  I guess that is kind of sad, but the bad beats kind of eat away at you when they happen over and over and over.  Back to the hand though, it was still bad luck on top of more bad luck for me, plus a mistake on my end for once.  Big stack who is running hot, you know somehow having the best hand every hand over the last 15 minutes. My stack is 2700.  His is 8000.   He limps in one or two seats out from UTG for 100.  I reraise with AQs clubs to 345.  Everyone folds to him (I think BB was sitting out!!!) he calls.  Flop is 9 10 4 two clubs.  He checks to me.  I think to myself, great I have position and he checked so its Cbet & semibluff time with my AQs.  So I bet 500.  BIG MISTAKE.  I realized the problem with this after seeing what the big stack did, but it was too late and here is why.  Because of the size of my stack, betting 500 into the pot all but pot commited me with my nut flush draw and two overcards and runner runner straight draw.  When he checked the flop with the straight and flush draws, he either had nothing or he had a monster.  That means my overcards are not really good to showdown, leaving me pretty much with just the flush draw.  My 500chip flop bet scares away hands like a weaker flush draw but doesn't do a thing to scare away a set or two pair.  It is also somehwhat likely that an early position limper maybe have hit a flop with 9 10 on it.  So heres what happened.  After I pot commited myself, he reraises to 1160.  I have to push so I do with the rest of my chips.  He shows top two pair and I completely miss the flush draw of course!  Terrible luck that he would both hit a monster hand and I would miss my flush, but bottom line is I made a mistake and could have avoided getting knocked out.  The correct play would have been to check behind him on the flop and see if I improve on the turn.  Then reassess the situation on the turn and see if I can call his expected turn bet looking at pot odds and my remaining stack size.  A 1/4 to 1/3 pot size bet may have been correct as well since I wouldn't really be pot committed.  What do you think? 

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