Has anyone got blinded by their monster hand that they can't see other possibilities?
I feel like a complete dumbass from last night. I started playing this game end of 2008 and played on and off but yet, I feel like a complete beginner.
This was just a home game and it was a $60 lesson learned($20 loss bcz i initially bought in for $20, built it upto $60, then lost it all) but I'm curious if this has happened to anyone where the moment you hit your monster, or the card you're looking for, you're blinded by it that you fail to see the possibilities of others hand range. Although this was past 1am, I'm not gonna say I was tired bcz that's no excuse. I've played tired before and did well in the past, even had 15 hour session too last year at a casino because I tried to copy Phil Laak when I was having a good session but got nowhere close to it.
This was a home game $0.25/$0.50. I have a stack of $60.
I had pocket 7s from cutoff. UTG +1 raises to $1.5, 2 MP positions call, I call, button calls, sb folds, bb raises to $5, utg+1, 2 mps, me and button all called. Pot is now $30
Flop was Qs 8c 6h. It was checked all around. Turn was 3s. I tried taking stab at a pot for $15. button and big blind called, everyone else folded. Pot is now $45
River came out 7s. Obviously now, there's a straight and flush board. But the moment I hit my set, I suddenly thought I had the best hand. I was completely blinded by the river card that gave me the set that I didn't even see the flush and straight possibility during that time. Big blind bets out $15, It should've been fold>call>all-in. I made the worst option and shoved all-in like a complete idiot. button calls, and sb calls. Turns out button had the flush and bb had a straight 45 hearts who was chasing after oesd. It was a big good lesson for me where I got to see all the possibilities I should've considered and indeed, they had all of them. Normally, when I lose, I rebuy and would rebuy back in for $40, especially in home games to keep things social but yesterday, I showed my hand, laughed and told them I feel so stupid that I want to sit out since game was gonna be over in 20 minutes since they announced that game will be over at 1:30. I just waited for my friend to play and finish the game, who had a good night and won $120.
Still can't believe my stupidity from last night. I just wanna to bang my head to the wall. I'm just happy I didn't do this in casino. Just amazed at myself how I made this mistake even after playing on and off for 5 years.