Tonight's Skills Game was going smoothly. I was in the top ten most of the evening.
But then two things happened: I made a big flush and lost the maximum when the board paired.
And then I played this hand. 85ss was betrayed. I'm sure NB is in shock (and laughing his guts out).
This brilliantly-played hand brought to you by yours truly and Heffmike. I guess he figured he could "represent" an overpair and bluff me, when I was having none of it. Most sane players would fold an underpair on the flop when I make a 4-bet. But hey, sometimes you can chase down an 86/13 favourite. It's only limit hold'em, right?
The joke was on me, indeed. I shall pretend villain had a masterfully-played overpair to the board.
NB. A good case can be made for me to take an alternate line: I can call the flop bet and raise any turn card. This might get a lot of hands to fold even if, as here, opponent is sticky with bluff-catchers.