I'm in the SB with Kd6d and I complete to see a 8-way flop at 1/2. The flop comes A 6 2 monotone diamonds - I flopped the nuts. Being the Panicky Pete that I am, I am ultra-concerned about a 4th diamond on the turn and want to get value when and where I can. I lead for $15 into the $16 pot and get one caller, a middle-aged gentleman who has shown the willingness to call bets light and bluff. All else fold :-(. Naturally, a 4th diamond falls on the turn and I feign disappointment. I check and he bets for me - $25 I think. I think for awhile and call, trying to represent a weak Ace or weak diamond. A 5th diamond rivers and the board shows a flush. I snap bet $50 into the growing pot, fearing that the villain, uncomfortable with the turn of events, will check through the river. Clearly, this surprises him - the speed at which I bet the river board flush card - and the bet in the first place. He hadn't expected that bet and I knew it prior to betting the river. As expected, he took his time in considering the situation. He counted out a few chips and went back to his cards picking them up as if to muck. I "interpreted" his move as a call- he did take a long time to act - and claimed, "I play the board... errr..." and quickly shut up and looked down in "embarrassment." This action on my part to set his wheels in motion - spinning ever more quickly... he even said, exasperated, to me, "I don't know what you were doing - whether that was intentional or not..." In my mind, he's going to fold anyway - at least his actions said fold. I figured that by blurting that out and acting embarrassed, I would at least get a higher percentage of calls than allowing him to fold quietly. Finally, he worked up the gall to make the call and I instantly showed him the bad news. He was *NOT* happy and exclaimed "What a dick!" True - it was a dick move, but I love the move and will definitely look for an opportunity to do it again!
12 hours ago