Friday twas a fun night playing poker at Casa de Falstaff. The usual suspects gathered to sling cards and chips at the appointed hour. 2PuttBurdie made a late entrance (due to a haircut appointment) and an early exit (because he played like a hair stylist). He left partly because he was on 3 hours of sleep in the past two days. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
It was an interesting night for me as I got up big early, only to go incredibly card dead as to lose the $100+ that I was up and the $40 that I started with. In one stretch, I took three good pots in a row with two flushes and a straight. I remember betting into a short stack on a 3 spade turn when the jack that gave me a straight and draw to a flush (10s in my hand) also gave the short stack flush (K in his hand). I also had a big blind junk hand flop trip sixes only to see the four flush on the river and correctly ID’ed the holder of the A and the nuts. That was a good lay-down.
But the best lay-down was after about 2.5 hours of dead hands where I was dealt two big red kings under the gun. I make a standard 16x blind raise ($8 I think). It folds to the button who is loose anyway and pushes $40 all in. The small blind (Falstaff) immediately goes all in for more than I have. I could not imagine any hand that he could possibly do that with than AA. I think for a while and then fold face up (gasp from the crowd). The button turns up TT and Falstaff turns up AA. A ten is the first card off the deck. No A or K hits and the button takes it down. Falstaff said that he had only seen 2 other players lay down KK pre-flop. I don't think I've ever done it before and probably never will again.
Conversation topics from Friday poker:
OJ and the Palace Station robbery
Pecan Pie Walnuts
I can’t wait for December (WPBT)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Writing is way better than lighting.
I don’t want Pauley’s job
Monkeys and the footballs they rode in on (that was not Friday, but it was funny)