Originally Posted by OniGamer
Sometimes you know you're full house is beat but you just cant let it go. Shortly after hitting the bubble I'm on the button and go for a steal with Q8 suited. I get called by the big blinds. At this point I'm sitting on a stack that's about twice the size of the average stack, and I know if I just play a tight solid game and make some well timed steals then I'll be in good shape to run it down to the final table. The big blinds has about the same size stack as me.
Flop goes down: AQ8
HELL YEAH! I'm absolutely delighted by this flop, even more so after the villain puts in a healthy half pot raise. I reraise him about 3X his bet and he called...
...the turn is an A...
He bets light, an obvious trap for his set that I'm sure he just made. My 8 was counterfeited so I'm really sitting on a two pair with a weak kicker, so even if he didn't have an A and was betting a queen I probably wasn't going to win. I could have walked away with a healthy sized stack, and after thinking on it for as long as I was aloud and letting the clock run down I mournfully put my mouse over the call button.
The river goes down and the poker gods tempt me with an 8.
That's about the best I could ask for I guessed. If I was putting him on a Q, at least that gave me a full house to beat a two pair. If he did indeed have an A I was drawing dead from the beginning. He goes all in. Feeling I was already committed (although I really should have folded here to) I call his bet and he turns over AK, winning the pot with aces full of 8s.
I walked away from the tourny a small winner when I was in good shape to run all the way to the final table. I feel totally depressed after this more because of the time investment and the fact that I knew what he had but just couldn't help myself. What about you guys? Think you would have walked away from this hand? As soon as the A hit on the turn I knew I was beat but just couldn't stop myself from throwing the tournament away
Loved the story man and the thinking process. Yea ive been in that position many times. When i was like chip leader and decided to get into a marginal situation against the second chip leader and played for stacks.
Sometimes the hands that you are holding are impossible to let go of because of how rarely you get them.
But in the unfortunate event that..............you realise that you are no longer the one with the NUTS, and you see alot of agression from the villain ( who also knows he has alot to lose, he is not dumb), then you must let it go.
But ive been there many times man . some cards just play themselves out and we no longer have power of the outcome. its one of those 2 way knives.