Can't get over my Big Fold..
Hello guys, I've been to Card Chat for a couple of months now. Though I'm not posting inputs here, i've been reading posts almost everyday for my own personal gain..I found most of the thread here really helpful and i am thankful that i joined card chat. I play cash games most of the time, although i join tourneys from time to time. What I want to share with you guys is what happened to me yesterday in 3-6 NLHE Cash game.. I was playing for almost 4 hours already and i'm already up by $324. So I said to myself, im just going to play a few more hands, then i will leave the session at least winning $300. I already said to myself that i will only raise AA, KK, and limp QQ, mid pairs, small pairs (if i'm in late position), AK AQ, AJs & A10s, and fold everything else. I am under the gun, with an Ad10d, and i decided to limp in with it, then 5 people call including the small blind. The Big Blind raises it with 11BB or $66.I was first to act after that, and it puts me in a quandary. I know that this is an auto fold- i' m already winning, im out of position, then there are 5 more people behind me. but i really have a hunch that im going to hit the flop hard. the raiser is not that tricky, and maybe he is stealing the pot with the big overbet, but i still give him credit for a big cards, probably QQ, AKs, AQs,AJs, or middle pairs. I'm contemplating that if i call his bet and nobody reraises, and i didnt hit the flop, i can easily fold after the flop, with a $258 winnings. But the downside of it is that I will not reach that $300 win which i had set earlier on. So after one a half minute, i decided to fold, which i know is the best move. But 3 people call and the small blind folds. The flop is 10 8 3 rainbow. The BB bets $100, 2 people call-the other one is short stack already, so he's all-in. The Turn is A and the River is also an Ace. The remaining caller is all in after the turn. The BB shows AQo and won almost $640 plus pot. I know that it is useless to whine about this, but $640 is $640. If you were in my situation, would you be willing to gamble an extra $60 just to see the flop, and be rewarded big time out of it. Up to this time, I still can't get over with it.. by the way, i left after that hand and decided to call it a day. I may get on tilt because of that.. Hoping for your good advices to ease up some pain on my part..LOL Thank you for reading this.