Originally Posted by brutus
the only thing that kept me from taking the being set up too far was one of my close friends was the dealer....
I was going to ask - who dealt? If it was your friend and he shuffled then you're probably OK.
The hand still sounds unusual though. He has a big drawing hand, but should be trying for free cards - he only had Queen-high with a gutshot straight and non-nut flush draw until the river. Worth a semi-bluff on the flop, but not on the turn. And his river bet still doesn't make sense. If he thinks you were on a flush draw, he should either check-raise or bet and let you raise him. Just coming in with a big bet will scare you off if you have a pair for example, where he might get called with a smaller bet. It's a fact that most big hands don't win big pots, and and just because he has a straight flush doesn't mean he should bet big.