Was it me or just dumb luck
I normally play Hodem but occasionally PLO, which I played last night. Some of the other players know me as somewhat tight. Last night i was a bit more aggressive, plus I was getting lots of good cards. (Aces with kings, jacks etc and same suit connectors. I had bought in with 250 and was up a couple hundred in a 1-2 game.
I was dealt A hearts, Q clubs, 10 hearts, 4 hearts. The flop came A-diamonds, 2 hearts, 6 hearts. This gave me a nut flush draw, two aces drawing to a set and draw to broadway. I was in the middle position. Others limped in and my max pot bet was 15 so I did it. Several others called and a couple folded. On the turn another ace came up. I bet the pot which was $100. The guy following me called. It was just him and me now.
He had been aggressive all night but i was able to take down a few big pots from him. One he grumbled about for a long time. The next card was another ace, giving me a set. I thought about checking and seeing where he was but bet the pot which was about 200. He also calls. By this time, I figured he had an ace too and hoped the river would pair one of my other cards giving me a boat because my cards were higher than the low cards on the board. It came up a K hearts giving me the nut flush.
I put him on a ace and the same set as mine, with no chance of a straight based on cards. If he had two hearts, they were obviously lower than my ace. I hopped he had not paired one of the other cards on the board giving him a boat. Since two of the previous three hands I had taken smaller pots holding AK, he thought I might have the same. In fact he even mumbled about it. I bet the pot which pushed in all but 20 bucks of my stack. His stack was about the same as mine and he pushed. Of course, I put the my last 20 in. Should I have read his mumbling about my having a K as a sign he had a lower boat?
If I had checked, I'm sure he would have pushed so I figured I would act first and maybe make him think I had him beat.
Did I make a mistake or was there nothing i could have done differently?