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Monday, September 24, 2012


We had six donkeys show for our Tuesday night Pokerpalooza, Thursday night edition. For the first time in quite a while, we didn't eat a meal before playing. My daughter made some dip for some friends she had coming over, and was kind enough to share with us. Plus, she made strawberry flavored cupcakes, so no one starved :)

Seated from left to right on your radio dial were Dealer Larry, Ollie the Accountant, Stamps, Ray-Ray, Glass Man, and your humble scribe.

I was able to win the High Hand Jackpot for the evening with jacks full of kings in a hand of Omaha High. It's unusual for a full house to hold up for the HHJ, as someone will usually hit quads (and sometimes better) in some of our wilder games.

Double Flop Nuclear Omaha comes to mind. In DFNO, each player is dealt 5 hole cards and as in regular Omaha, you must play two of your hole cards. There are two flops, one turn, and one river card. You can combine your hand with either flop and needless to say, there are some big hands and big pots. It's like bingo with cards!

I was the big winner for the evening, walking away $23 to the good. Everyone else walked away pretty close to even, except Ray-Ray, who dropped $30. Ray is a decent player, so it was surprising to see him lose so much, but he kept getting run down on the river. As you know, second place in poker gets expensive.

Till next time, win the flips.


  1. Double Flop Nuclear Omaha sounds like fun. How does the second flop work -- deal one flop, bet, then deal the second flop?

    1. We put both flops out before betting, but either way will work.

      BTW, don't we need to come up with a wager for the big Monday night game next week?

    2. Yeah -- that should be a big game for both teams. I haven't seen an early line yet. Home field advantage should be worth at least a field goal ...