Poker Stars NL event
Too many players
Early on the software gave me pocket Aces which turned into 4 Aces. How many times have I had 4 Aces in a card room--I think maybe once, probably never. But this is online poker, which is not really all that random.
I also knew from playing online that usually when the software gives a big hand like that early on, it will punish you later.
I was the chip leader at my table early on with $7,000.
With $30-$60 blinds. I raised under the gun with Q-J to $150.
Another player re-raised to $370.
The BB called, as did I.
There was $1,040 in the pot.
The flop was A-K-10 with 2 spades. I didn't have a spade.
I checked my straight, the re-raiser bet $700.
The BB called.
What would you do?
Question 1: What did my opponents have?
The re-raiser either had two pair A-K, or a set of Aces or Kings.
The quick call from the BB probably meant he had a flush draw.
The pot was about $2,440.
Question #2: Do you want to see the turn?
I wanted to get at least the flush draw out of the hand.
I moved all-in--which was a huge over-sized bet.
Two quick calls....
The raiser had A-A.
The BB spade flush draw.
The turn was another spade, and he won with the flush.
Question 3: Would you do anything different?
I would not change a thing except for the outcome. I don't mind getting all-in with the best hand on the flop.
Oh--the player with the pocket Aces, he called me an idiot for calling his pre-flop re-raise.