We continue with details from my short weekend session.
I'm in seat 6 with $275 and seat 7, in the cutoff, has about $100. I bet $12 with A♥,J♠ and get three callers. Flop is 4♥,8♣,7♥ and I bet $30. Only seat 7 calls. Turn is 9♥ and I bet $60 representing the nut flush. He calls with $59 and is all-in. I flip over my A♥ and he flips over 8♠,8♦. I realize that I'm way behind and hope to see a heart on the river. The dealer puts out the river card...and it's a club. For a second, I feel disappointment. I take a closer look at the river card and realize that it's the 10♣! I announce that I have a straight and flip over the J♠. I apologized to the guy saying I was looking for a heart and didn't see the straight right away. Seat 7 retrieves two $100 bills from his pocket and exchanges them for chips.
I had built a nice stack and looked down at my last hand before I had to leave. UTG, I decided to try my luck for $2 with K♠,8♠ (I keep playing these trouble hands). Seat 7, $180 behind, made it $12. Three of us called and the flop was Q♣,10♥,8♣. I checked, he bet $30, and only I called. It looks like a bad call considering I only had the bottom pair. The confidence he displayed made me certain he had AA, KK, or AQ. I thought I could outplay him if the right card came on the turn.
The turn was 9♣ which I considered an excellent card. I looked at his stack and announced all-in. You could see the discomfort he felt. He said, "Here we go again. Just like the other hand you won against me. Flush? Straight? I do have outs." Then he folded 8♥,8♦ face-up! I was relieved and flipped over my pitiful K,8. The whole table was surprised. Looking back at the hand, I forgot to consider that he might have had A♣,Q or A♣,A. And if he did, can he call for $138 with top pair and nut flush draw if he thinks I already have a straight or a flush?
I made two wrong decisions at the right time and came out ahead. I racked up my chips and wished everyone at the table good luck.