i was in the big blind and had 10 Q of spades. no raises. flop comes K of spades, J of spades, rag.
i checked. some "clown" bet 10 - one caller to me.
i know i should have gone all in and taken the pot right there, but i really wanted to catch a royal in a casino game(i had one once in a home game.), so i just called it.
turn was another king. the bettor went all in for his last 25 or so. the other guy raised all in. i pictured beating his full house with my royal so i called his all in for about another 50.
river was a ten - nothing for me. original bettor(clown) had J2 for the win. the other guy(all in for about 50) had A10.
so i blew a few bucks just trying to catch my royal instead of playing the hand correctly on purpose but i was the big stack so it wasn't that bad of a dent in my chips....open ended royal draw on flop - probaly a few years till that happens again.
i think i had 20 outs. is that right? 4 aces, 3 queens, 4 nines, and any of the nine remaining spades.