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In a st on 888 I assumed everyone is a winner, therefore I reraised a straight 10-A. To my big amazement my opponent had
Of course, Royal Flush is a rare combination, but how were you going to share this pot with the villain, if there are 4 cards of the same suit on the board? It would be logical to expect that he has a fifth flash card (not necessarily a royal one).
You biggest mistake was assuming everyone was a winner and raising all in, if you think it's going to be a chop why put more chips in your not going to win anymore? Also on the flop you should of seen the potential flush and on the river should of been ready to get away from the hand once the 4th club came down. If I'd been in your position I'd of punched myself in the face for playing the hand so badly.
Looks like you would have been better off not getting into this hand in the first place.
After that you pay a villain that donks a wet board.
Worst is to 3bet when even wetter with second pair at best.