You Sit to Watch How Your Adversary Will Respond

Watching your enemy as the dealer puts the river card on the board, you think you watched as Big Blind sat upright in his chair, then stared at the pile of chips. At least it makes you a little worried. The river card is 8 spades. There were currently four spades on the board. Scanning the board, you are relaxed. You already have the flush nuts, so the 4th shovel shouldn’t be a problem. Fortunately, there is no partner on the board, a full house can not. At least that’s your current assessment – with confidence.

The Big Blind is out betting. The message of his forecast was in his memory. Give it another quick scan of the board, you feel like it’s caught the big flush. With four shovels on the chalkboard, that was most likely. But you’ve got A-high peanut flush! After one other enemy calls the Big Blind bet over, you calmly inform: “I’ll raise it!” Plus, you hoard chips on the table in front of you. It’s a big pot! After that you sit down to watch how your enemy will respond. He woke up! That’s not wanted.

Time to stop and think. With only the two of you still on hand, there is no limit to the amount of increased income that is allowed. Tend you are to bring it back up again. However, after that you stop thinking. By carefully delving into the chalkboard this time, you understand that he is probably making a straight flush – if he has 9 spades in the hole. So, you will decide to make contact with increasing earnings one last time.

Riot: Your opponent opens his holecard. It has 9 pockets, one of which is 9 spades. He caught flushing straight down the river – with only one – 8 shovels. It’s a “bad beat!” Boy, does it hurt before!

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