Did I make the right move?
HE NL Tourney 19 players live game $45 buy in
I came into the final table 4th in chips. I have advertised a super tight/ aggressive image all night. Player (under the gun position here)from the other table came into the game and looked tight in appearance but was also a little edgy.
Blinds are 1,500 / 3,000 My stack is about 35,000 Villain's stack is about half of that.
Under the gun limps in. The rest of the table folds or limps. I am in SB and I make a min raise with J 9 clubs. BB folds and under the gun calls, rest of the table folds.
Flop comes K clubs, 10 clubs 6 spades. I check and the villain raises 3,000. I called for 3 reasons:#1 He limped in. #2 He only called my min raise. #3 I hit a flush draw. Turn comes 7 diamonds. I check and villain raises min again. Now I have an double gut shot straight draw and a flush draw. He seemed to slow down on his bet compared to the pot size. I have twice his stack and a good drawing hand so I decided to call so as not to look like I could be pushed around if I did have a drawing hand. River comes 8 of clubs. I push all in and he calls. He rolls over pocket aces.
Now I know I won the hand, but did I play it right? I was drawing into AA and I read this guy all wrong every step of the way. It was the biggest pot I won all night. I feel like I screwed up and only got lucky. I had 20% of my stack on the line based on a draw to the river. Now if I would have blanked out on the river, I would have folded no problem of course.
Looking back on the hand, I am sure my opponent figured me for a KQ or KJ.