Alright so the day after:
First off congrats to Bdidee, heck of a heads up match, and for him heck of a comeback.
I think the thing he did well was pick his spots. I played just super duper aggressive, he took some chances with my raises, and when he finally did hit he was right in there.
3 hands that stood out as being my proverbial nail in coffin are:
1st Hand: K-Qo. At this point im leading 153k to 28k. I want to end this. I push and he calls with 7-7, no improvement for me.
2nd Hand: I know this hand confused Alan, so I wanted to go through my thought process and maybe he can comment.
I have Kc-5c. I raise. B calls. Flop: Ac-Kh-Qc Nut flush draw with middle pair.
B bets out. B had been playing VERY tight so when he bets out at a flop like this I gotta be thinking Small Ace. I call the flop, which I still think was a good call.
Turn: blank. He bets out again. I'm thinking about folding but with 9 flush cards, 2 kings, and 3 5's, I know I have a chance to bust him if I hit
River: blank I missed it all, and for the 3rd straight time he bets out. No way I can call here with middle pair, so I fold. It looked bad I know, but I just couldnt make a 3rd big call with middle pair.
3rd hand and obviously my most controversial: 2h-3h
I think I did not raise this hand, just called.
Heres the dilemma. I'm first to act, if I check he could bet out with whatever and I'd prolly fold. So I decide to push here. 1) I had not pushed all heads up on the flop, last time I pushed was pre-flop with K-Q. I'm hoping to represent a low pair, like 6s, or 2 overs and make him think twice about calling with anything less than a 4 in his hand. He called with A-5, apparently assuming that since im playing so aggressive theres no way I could have hit, i dont know thats a "would you make this call?" question. I dont improve on my open-ended and im crippled.
So thank you to Alan and Donkette for the rail-cheers, and even Buddy for the rail-jeers ;-) and sorry Alan to keep you up so late just to donk off all my chips.