After I folded, the villain flipped over a Queen and told the dealer that only he was allowed to see what the other card was. A few minutes later, the player claimed that the other card was a 4 (so he had Q4) and the dealer confirmed his story. I'm wondering if dealers would ever lie to players or if you think the dealer was actually telling the truth here?
I asked the villain "wtf were you doing with Q4?!" and he told me "when you bet so much on the flop and turn, it looked like you were just trying to scare me out of the pot. You'd never bet that much with a set. So I used the King as a scare card." I got so frustrated hearing him say that because I definitely would've bet that much if I had a set and also the K did not scare me in any way. There's no reason to think I wouldn't choose exactly the same bet sizing with a set there. I wish I did have a set just to prove him wrong. Even worse is that a few minutes later, he completely contradicted himself by saying "if you had a set you would've gone all-in on the turn". So what, he thinks that $250 is too much to bet but now shoving $470 is okay?
I wish I had more time to think things through on the river because his line made no sense but I got the clock called on me after like 10 seconds. At my casino, the $1/$2 and $1/$3 games are "turbo" format which means you basically get 20 seconds per street to make a decision, which really sucks when you're playing a huge pot like this and getting rushed to call or fold. I think if I had more time to really calculate my pot odds
and think things through, I could've made the hero call. But I still don't know if my pair was actually good here or if the villain was just full of shit and had a hand like QQ instead.
Do you believe that the villain could have Q4 here or was he lying and was the dealer in on it? I know that he had Qx because he flipped over a Queen, but I would've thought that Q5, Q7, Q8 or QQ would make far more sense than Q4.