I could fold and still have $80,000 in chips, which would be a good day.
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I thought to myself that with the raise he made, he looked like he had a pair of 8s, 9s or 10s, ... But I thought I'd try to take a flop and catch a king, queen or a couple spades, so I called.
I'm like, 'Oh, no,' ... I check. I'm hoping he bets so I can throw my hand away. But he checks.
I'm thinking, 'If he has a set, he has a set. Nothing I can do about it,'.
Love it. Way cool….
BK makes very few mistakes before the flop.
I bet $5,000, ... Kido calls and raises $20,000. The other guy and I call the $20,000 rather quickly, hoping that it goes check-check on the river.
I'm going to go with my read. What tipped me off was, if he had a real hand, he would've bet $30,000 or $40,000. But when he bet $50,000, it's a huge amount, and I'm thinking, 'He really wants me out; he doesn't want to make it easy on me at all.' It led me to believe that he didn't want me to call at all.
If I'm wrong, I've got $38,000.