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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Duck Rules The Roost

We had 10 runners at J-Dawg's Poker Extravaganza last night. The menu included chicken with cream gravy as the main course. Health food.

I arrived a few minutes late, but didn't miss any hands as they were still passing out chips when I got there. Wednesday evenings are reserved for our family night out every week. Usually Ms, Duck and I take our kids to dinner, sometimes a movie, bowling, or an occasional sporting event. We call it "Family Night" and have been doing it for eight years. The "pick" rotates each week, so we all have a say on where we go each week. Last night my daughter wanted to go to dinner at "Mama Baris." which is a good (not great) Italian Restaurant. Although a little pricey at times, I've found that it certainly worth it as we have a fun time and it keeps our relationship tight. Next week is my pick. WHEEEE!

Needless to say, I didn't eat any chicken since I was already full of spaghetti, so I was at J-Dawg's strictly for the poker and smack talk.

Gentleman Jim got off to a quick start, winning four of the first five hands, but managed to fritter most of it away by the end of the evening. He did manage to win the High Hand Jackpot, beating J-Dawg's quad fives with a straight flush to the eight. Even with the jackpot (Usually around $15) he still lost a couple of dollars overall.

The big hand of the night in our $20 buy-in, dealer's choice limit game, was between myself, Glass Man, and Stamps. I was the big blind in an Omaha High hand and checked my 6-6-5-J holding. I led out when another six showed on a rainbow flop, with Glass Man and Stamps coming along for the ride. I boated on the turn when a five hit and bet out again with both villains calling. The river looked harmless, so I once again pitched $1 into the pot. Glass Man raised me and Stamps called the three bet. Of course, I four bet them both, with Glass Man calling and Stamps finally waving the white flag. Glass Man had pocket fives, which was good for a silver metal and I pulled in a $22 pot. SAH-WEET!

I finished with the biggest stack, booking a $45 win, with Bobby Dee on my heels with a $40 profit. Farmer Harry, Glass Man, and Ollie the Accountant all lost between $30-40 each, with J-Dawg and Stamps both winning a little. Ray-Ray broke even.

It looks like we'll get together again Thursday week. I hope my "run good" continues!

Till next time, win the flips.


  1. You Lucki Duck! ;) Congrats on the cash!

  2. Home game bad beats are the fricking best!

    Also, congrats on the $22 pot.