Yesterday I thought I was in a pretty cushy spot. As the preflop raiser with AQs, I flopped top pair, top kicker plus the nut flush draw.
I was overjoyed when the small blind decided to check-raise me. So I got all my money in and ... lost to A5s two pair.
I was surprised that I was a pretty big dog in this, about 45 percent to his 55 percent from the flop. Plenty of outs but not quite enough to get the job done.
I guess that's why it's always good to analyze hands to help with future poker choices.