Originally Posted by micromachine
As played I would fold the river, if he's not a complete fish then he obv has a T
That's the first thing coming to my head.
Then I realized that this guy checked after my check in the TURN with A, K, Q, J in the table.
I called as I knew he didn't have any T. I was pretty sure that he didn't have pocket K's or A's. The only possibility (very remote one) was a Flush he wasn't expecting.
Now put yourself in this guy's head. If I didn't bet after the flop I was hidding something or I had a low pair as I called his first rise pre-flop. At least I must have a pair.
Then, I didn't bet after the turn, so in his head I was probably on a A + low card or a pair below 10. Best I could have is a double pair.
Then the 9 that didn't change anything. Oh yes! Of course it did.
This guy was on a free ride all over the hand with his pocket 9's.
I guess he thought the best I could have was a double pair (and the obvious risk of a 10).
When I bet $100 after the River he realized I had no 10 so he rose to $375.
I was like 2 minutes trying to convince myself that no 10 was in his hands.
So I won the hand with Q set vs 9 set.
In my opinion I didn't play well, but after a couple of days I understood that there was no way to take $500 from him in just one hand if I played "correctly".