Tuesday, April 18, 2006

T B Q B !

As I start on the last of the pizza from this weekend’s poker game, I simply must pass on my good-win story of the night. In the poker world, one hears many more bad-beat stories and like most poker players, I’ve become a bit bored with them. I’m even bored of my own bad-beat stories, so I’m changing it up.

I was playing my typical micro-limit NL Hold’em on Full Tilt, grinding out at two tables. Neither table is going very well, but I tell myself to stay patient, over and over and over. I’m getting good cards that don’t hit and lots and lots of bad cards. Well, I go from my starting $10 all the way down to about $4.50.

So, I’m under the gun and I get 44. I like the fact that [shift]-44 is $$ on the American keyboard, but I digress. I limp in and get 3 callers. I tell myself that if I hit a set, I’m going to get all in. The flop comes 4d 9d Qc. I’m first to act, so I want as much in the pot as possible for my last $3.00 or so. I bet .50. The first caller goes over the top for 1.50, the next caller folds and the button goes over the top again for 7.50. I call and the other caller calls his last $5 to put us all all-in.

Both of the other players turn over diamonds. Forth street brings the Kd to sink my hopes of a winning session pretty much. I could still pair the board on fifth street, but that never happens to me. $15 pot is all but gone. Then it happens, fifth street pairs the board…. with a 4. “Them’s be QUADs, bitches”.

It wasn’t exactly a one outer since any 4, 9, Q or K would have saved me, it was particularly exciting to get the quads and triple up.

Those were actually my second set of quads (can you have a set of quads?) in a week. I got 9999A in my live game this weekend to win almost nothing.

Time for me to get back to work. Play on.

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