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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quad Jacks Not Good Enough

We had a light turnout at J-Dawgs Poker Extravaganza tonight. Farmer Harry brought three flavors of pizza with pepperoni, sausage and Canadian bacon on the menu. J-Dawgs future mother-in-law had made a "Cool Sweet" dessert. It's served in a dish and combines a pie crust, chocolate pudding with cream cheese and a Cool Whip topping.

Very tasty!

Since there were only six of us, we were able to add 7 card stud and Mexican sweat to the rotation in this $20 buy-in, dealer's choice, limit game.

I thought I had the High Hand Jackpot wrapped up when I rivered quad jacks with an ace kicker in Omaha high. But with seven minutes to go before we shut down the game, J-Dawg took it away from me when he hit the magical Royal Flush on the river when the jack of diamonds hit the board. It was almost worth losing the jackpot just to see a royal!


I still ended the night $10 to the good. J-Dawg won the most, cashing out for $45. The other four players left with lighter wallets with Farmer Harry getting hurt the worst, dropping $17, Dealer Larry lost $10, with Stamps down $5, and Ray-Ray $3.

Another fun night on the felt, but I sure miss playing online.

Till next time, win the flips.


  1. @ lightning- each player puts in an ante ( in our case .25) and is dealt 7 cards, face down. The players don't look at their hand. A "beat" card and a "kill" card are placed, face up in the middle of the table. The beat card is the card that the first player has to beat before the betting begins. For example, if the beat card is a 7 and the player turns over a J, a round of betting takes place and now the J is the hand that must be beaten.

    Play continues until all the players have turned over their hands or been eliminated by the kill card.

    The kill card is exactly that. If it is a 4 and you turn over a 4 in your hand, you are "killed" and cannot win the pot. That's where the "sweat" comes in. A strong hand can crash on the rocks with the turn of a card. It sucks almost as much as Razz :)

    The best hand at the end wins the pot.