Last nights home game edition was a bit more work than most of the previous editions. We had a good group. We were missing Nate the Elder and Brian the Red, but Big Nick and CVegas Don filled in.
I spent the whole night on one buy-in. I was never up buy more than a buy-in and only went all-in once that I can remember. I played a ton of hands (for me), saw lots of flops and won a good many small pots. Every decent pot won was followed by a good one lost which was followed by several small wins. I had won so many small pots at one point, I was getting complaints about hogging the pink (25s) chips. I managed to give them all back during my usual cold spell.
I had a wonderful knack for running my big hands into someone else's monsters. T got me twice with a straight over my 2-pair and a boat over my top straight. The knife got me once with an over pair of KK to my top pair/top kicker. The highlight of my night was taking a nice pot with a biggish river bet on a shammer (72 suited) bluff. During the entire HE session, I saw big slick once and pocket 9s once. The rest of the hands I played were crap like weak As, unsuited connectors, one gappers and low painted cards.
Things didn't get any better in O8 where I relied on the board hitting my hand hard instead of getting good starting hands. I had maybe two decent starting o8 hands in the 1.5 hours that we played. I caught a nut straight with no low to scoop one of the first hands. Around midnight I flopped a boat that improved on the turn. With the boat I got 40 in against Don, but he folded his trips to my all-in bet on the river. Later on, I pushed with a pair of Ks and got called by Falstaff and Big Nick. I avoided all of their many draws and lows to triple up.
The cards that I drew make it sound like I must have been a big loser, but I actually ended up ahead on the night. I finished with 35 more points than where I started. It sure was a lot of work for 35.
- Jim's trip to Great Britain
- $800 to get to Vegas - Not going
- Monkey Joe's (Mojohito)
- 9 gallons of blood per night
- $5 and a chicken
- Falstaff writing for PokerNews
- Trip to Vegas this week (me and Falstaff and little Nick)