Saturday, August 6, 2011
A Little Live Poker
We were only at the third blind level ($3-6), when the biggest hand of the night occured. I was in the small blind and looked down at pocket aces. There were three limpers in front and although I did want to thin the field, I didn't want to bet so much that I wouldn't get any action. So, rather than a standard $30 bet, I decided to go with only $20.
All three opponents called and we saw a flop of A-K-J. I led out with a half pot bet. Bluffin' Bev pushed for around $100 and was called by both Big Daddy and Philly Phanatic. I was afraid I was up against Q-T, but felt like the pot odds warranted a call. Even if I was behind, I could still pull it out if the board paired.
I had everyone covered and the following hands were tabled. Bev had K-J for two pair, Philly had K-Q for a pair and a gutter, and Big Daddy had a J and was pretty much dead. I was a little surprised to be ahead and was pleased that my hand held up knocking out half the tournament field in one hand!
I also knocked out Lil' Okie Annie, then Tin Man and I chopped the prize money, with me taking the most since I had a big chip lead at the time.
Big Daddy was the big winner in the $2 buy-in cash game, netting about $10-12 bucks. Philly and Bev both won a little, with Tin Man getting hit the hardest. I walked away $1 lighter.
We had nine runners at J-Dawgs Poker Extravaganza Thursday night. From left to right on your radio dial was Bobby Dee, J-Dawg, Gentleman Jim, Ollie the Accountant, Farmer Harry, Stamps, Dealer Larry, Ray-Ray, and yours truly.
The money circled the table for most of the night in this $20 buy-in, dealer's choice limit game, with Bobby Dee the only one who was wounded, dropping $27 on the evening. Ollie and I chopped the High Hand Jackpot with kings full of fives. He hit his early and mine was late. Because of the HHJ, I was able to walk away a $7 winner.
With the pizza and cookies eaten, we called it a night... a hot night. The game broke a little after ten o'clock and when I got in my truck, the thermometer read an even 100 degrees.
How long is it until October?