Have you ever misread your hand whether you were tired or just careless? Let me give you an example. I got dealt 5c, 8s in the big blind. Only two players called so I check. The flop comes:
7c, 8d, 5s
I bet the minimum for middle pair and straight draw. One player calls. The turn is:
No help but I'm still in good shape. I raise it to $100 (the blinds were $30) and I think to myself that I need a 9 for a straight. The river comes up 9d. Yes, I got the straight. I go all in and the other player calls. He shows Ac, 9s. I laughed and cheer. Then, the chips go to him and my mouth dropped. Why did he win? I looked at my hand history and then realized. I was missing a six for a straight! I slapped my forehead in stupidity. Has this ever happened to you?