Friday, May 7, 2010
"I have four suits, but one pair. Is that a Badugi?"
"Do we play all four cards?"
"Do we get to draw again?"
"You're raising Duck? What the hell!"
Just a few of the comments from our first game of Badugi at our Thursday night game.
All good quotes, but the best was from "Farmer Harry" (Farmers Insurance agent). I had dealt one hand face-up, with no betting, so everyone could learn the rules and get a feel for the flow of the game. After everyone was convinced they understood Badugi, I started dealing for real. Farmer Harry says, "Oh, you don't deal them face-up?" The whole table cracks up and I bury my face in my hands. "Well Harry, it does make the game more interesting if you can't see everyone's cards!"
Bobby Dee and Ray Ray got into a pissin' contest (raise, re-raise, etc) after the last draw in one of the Badugi hands, with both showing down 7 high Badugi's, but Ray Ray won with 7,5 versus Bobby Dee's 7,6 and raking a nice pot.
Everyone seemed to enjoy Badugi, so I think we'll include it in the rotation.
Ray Ray was the big winner last night, cashing for $74 in a $20 buy-in game. I lost almost half my stack ($9), but it was a fun evening with some great people.