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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Out Early In The Very Josie

We only had nine runners at the Josie tonight and I managed to take eighth. I guess it could have been worse.

I had built my starting stack of 3K up to around 3,500 when I got pocket jacks. Three of us saw a 7 high flop, all clubs. That's a lotta popcorn!

Both villains checked, and I bet 3/4 pot (700T) with my overpair. One fold and a call from Josie. The turn was an offsuit queen, with Josie and I both checking. The river was another small club and Josie put out the perfect value bet. I tanked and finally made the call... and lost half my stack on the hand when Josie tabled her flopped nut flush. But, it was well played by VJ, so props to her.


My bust out hand was pocket tens. I limped from early position and saw a 5 high flop. I bet out, Heff raised, I pushed, and Heff called with middle pair and an open ended straight draw. I was playing five tables at the time, so I don't know if Heff hit two pair, trips, or a straight, but I do know that my screen told me I had finished eighth. Not good.

I can't be too upset though. I got it in as a slight favorite and was out drawn, which was the theme of my evening. I can't tell you how many three outers felted me tonight, but it was ugly!

As always, it was a good time playing with my fellow bloggers. Josie, G-Man, lightning, Wolfman, Bam-Bam, and the rest kept the banter rolling throughout the tourney. Hopefully, I'll redeem myself next month!

Poker is fun, poker is fun, poker is fun, poker is fun, poker is fun...

Happy trails.


  1. I believe that the turn was a five and the river was a seven, giving heffmike a boat. Ah well ...

    Oldest daughter just got back from Texas tonight. She didn't pick up an accent on her visit. : o )

  2. Ahhhh, a boat. That's just showin' off.

    Sorry 'bout yer young'n lightning. Send'er back and we'll see if'n we can learn her ta talk good!

  3. Yee Haw. Fun game Ducky. Thanks for playing.

  4. I think that was my completely standard strategy, jam while behind and get there.... :-)

    I deal with a ton of Mississippi accents from my wife's side of the family. Now there's an accent...

  5. @ Josie- Glad you put my chips to good use. Congrats on shipping the tourney!

    @ Heff- Liked your strategy. Too many outs to fold that flop. Enjoyed pitching cards with ya!

    Love the "Dixie" accent.

  6. Sorry you busted out so early -- stuff happens.

  7. Stuff happens indeed MOJO!

    Sorry you weren't able to play. Hope to see you there next time.