Wow, another crash-and-burn in the BBT5 last night. Check out this run.
Hand 1: Flopped a flush draw. On the turn, pick up a gutshot and still have one over. I decide to bet. My thinking is that I am out of position and the board looks scary. If I bet and my opponent folds, fine. If he calls, I may be able to bluff the river. It was a calculated backwards play, trying to disguise a draw. It failed and I had to fold to a check raise.
Hand 2: I Raise with JJ. The Flop is Qxx. I call three small but increasing bets (the turn was a blank also). villain reveals QT. I dont know if a big bet would have worked when the K fell on the river. But since the villain fired the 3rd bullet, I just called.
Hand 3: JJ again. 1 opponent. Flop is T73 rainbow. I bet pot and get check raised. I have 1000 chips left now of the starting 3000 and this player saw me fold to the previous check -raise.
Can you fold? Before you answer, think about this: The MTT only pays top 2% (top 2 places only).