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Thursday, January 12, 2012

J-Dawgs Poker Extravaganza

We had eight runners at J-Dawgs Poker Extravaganza. Gentleman Jim brought some tasty homemade chili, which was perfect for a cold night in the heart of Texas. The temperature was already below freezing when I got to J-Dawgs around seven o'clock and had dropped into the twenties by the time I headed home. I don't want to say it was as cold as some of you have it in the north, but I did count three dogs frozen to fire hydrants on my way home :)

From left to right on your radio dial in this $20 buy-in, dealer's choice limit game were J-Dawg, Ray-Ray, Bobby Dee, Stamps, Ollie the Accountant, Dealer Larry, Gentleman Jim and yours truly.

I got off to a good start when I took down the first hand with jacks over fives. I was winning the High Hand Jackpot with kings over fives when the following hand occurred. Bobby Dee was dealing a hand of Omaha High and tossed me 5-6-7-A, double suited. The flop was 4-5-K, with the 4 and 5 both popcorn (clubs). It just so happened my 6-7 were both popcorn, putting me on an open end straight flush draw. I bet my draw and got four customers. The turn was a blank, but I continued to bet on the come, building a nice pot with three callers. I hit Yahtzee on the river when the three of clubs made an appearance, completing my straight flush and giving me a tight grip on the HHJ.

I was the big winner on the night with a $29 profit. Gentleman Jim took the biggest hit, losing $35. Bobby Dee and Stamps both lost around $15, with Ray-Ray, Ollie, and Dealer Larry booking small wins.

Tomorrow is the first tournament in our Vegas Or Bust Poker League. There's quite a buzz about it among the players. I'm hoping to get off to a good start and finish in one of the top three positions. I'll write up a report sometime this weekend.

Till next time, win the flips.


  1. Gentleman Jim brought some tasty homemade chili, which was perfect for a cold night in the heart of Texas.

    I'm going to have to start coming, just for the great food! How far is Texas?

  2. BOOM! Gotta love it when you hit a magnificent draw like that.

    Duck Power!

  3. @ MOJO- Not far. Just hop on I-30 and turn left when you get to Dallas!

    @ G-Man- Yep. The hard part is not jumping out of your chair and doing the happy dance!

  4. Seems like you play better when you don't smoke a brisket. Just sayin' ...

  5. @ lightning- or when you hit a straight flush 8^)

  6. Smoking a brisket - is that some kind of code? :)

  7. @ G-Man- Yep. Right up there with "Snaps for Josie" 8^)