Bad Beat Story, KJs Gets Trapped by Improving

Yes, its another bad beat story lol. In this hand, I held King-Jack and it kept improving, which caused me to get priced in and lose even more money than I normally would have.

My Hand: KJs

My position: Big Blind

Preflop: 6 players, which includes me, limp in. I check on the big blind to see a flop.

Flop Qs Qd Jc: I bet $40 into a $60 pot, an early position player calls, everybody else folds.

Turn 5s: I bet $60, my opponent calls.

River As: I bet $100, my opponent raises to $300. I reraise another $400 (all-in) and my opponent calls

Showtime: I have KJs, nut flush. My opponent shows QJo, full house on the flop.

During this whole hand, I was trying to find out where I was by making raiseable bets along the way. When I bet the flop so weak and got a call there were several possibilities that I put my opponent on. K10, 910, AJ, J10, or a Q with any kicker above a 9. My bet on the turn was supposed to induce a raise to $180 if my opponent had a Queen, which I would have called because I still had a draw and a fair amount of cash behind me. After catching my flush on the river the only two hands I was worried about were QJ and AQ, but I felt that the likeliness of him holding AQ was low because there he didn’t raise from an early position preflop. QJ was much more possible, but was also the only hand that worried me even the slightest.

Did I make a mistake in this hand? Should I have just called on the river? Was there any extra value in reraising another $400? If my opponent had 910 of spades, would he have called for another $400? Would he have called with a KQ, Q10, or Q9? I think that he would have, so I believe that I still made the correct play and I would repeat the hand just as I played it.

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