I am surprised you went for the check raise on the turn. I wonder if betting would have gotten a raise out of them, which would put the same amount in the pot on the turn. Then bet again or go for the check raise on the river….either way you will get calls. I guess my point is that you ran off the one guy on the river bc of your earlier check raise. Hey, I am nitpicking - Good Job!
What a shitforbrains the dude with the 9T was! On every single street I think he was wrong to call. Maaaaaybe on the flop w 2 overcards and a gutshot draw, but definitely not on the other 3 streets!!
I agree, but in my experience, attempts to checkraise on the river have failed. People end up checking and I lose a bet. As such, I almost always get my check-raise in on the turn (and get 2 bets), and then get another bet on the river. Sometimes you scare people off though. I'm not sure if I'm playing it right, but I almost always follow that procedure.
Also, a follow up to the story on Party Poker. I played the $15-$30 game for about 2 hours and then I hit a great rush. In 6 consecutive hands (and yes, I did say consecutive), I hit the following hands:
22 (no help; won $111.50 33 (flopped a set; won $216.50) 55 (no help; won $71.50) QQ (full house; won $281.5) 66 (full house; won $266.5) 99 (no help; lost $45)
That's $902 in 6 hands. Nice to see PP finally paying me back for all those anti-rushes. Two hands after the pocket nines, I cashed out figuring that my luck was about to turn. Total profit for the day = $1,600. I cashed out $1,300 to my bank account, and left $1,000 in to play with.