Monday, January 28, 2008

Tales From The Road

Hopefully you'll find this hand as ridiculous as I did and can laugh along at the "regulars" who play the Harrah's New Orleans $1/2NL game. Because these regulars had to be the worst players I've ever seen in a live casino environment.

I finished down for the trip. Natch.

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I had seen my target sit down. He was horrible. The whole table knew it, except of course for this one poor bastard who tried to run a bluff on him. On a board of A272, the target check-called a $230 all-in bet with A6o. On the turn, the pot was just over $100 and this horrible player had limp-called pre-flop and then check-called both the flop and turn. His hand was good amazingly enough and all I heard was the poor kid who tried to force him off his hand mutter "How can he call that?"

I didn't know the answer to that question, but that was all the behavior I'd need to see to get him to double me up.

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Our target was under the gun, and raised to $12. Before it got to me there were two more callers and I found pocket 7's in the cut-off. It's an easy call, so I made it and four of us saw a flop of K75 rainbow. I figured I was good.

Target-boy then fired out about $40 and the two intermediary pre-flop callers folded. Based on the previous data I had, I just pushed all-in immediately. I knew he'd call with just about anything.

Here's where it gets funny.

As I pushed my $200 into the pot, the target honest to goodness said, "Thank you! Thank you! I CALL!!!!"

At first I was crushed, I had to be up against a set of Kings. I flipped up my set of 7's and he triumphantly slammed down his AK having just about no idea how far behind he really was. I was in pretty good shape.

The dealer peeled off the turn and it paired the 5 on the board. I became leery.

Here's where it got even MORE funny.

The guy to my right stood up and said, "You have a full house now. You CAN'T LOSE!"

As soon as he said that, I knew I was dead.

The river came, and I died a little inside. Set over set would have been less painful I think.

7 comments:

CC said...

"Well, you want that in the long term..."

So, exactly when does the long-term get here?

Also, need food trip report ASAP.

pokerpeaker said...

Poker is a cruel, cruel fucking game. Imagine, say, if I ran in my next 5K, and I ran my best race ever, stragety and fitness wise, and by startng slow, pushing myself, passing people on the hills and crushing them in the end, and as a reward, a guy pulled out a gun and put a bullet in my kneecap.


Would I ever run a 5K again? I would not.

So why do we continue to play. LOL. :)

BSN said...

Isn't it weird how you can always feel it before it happens?

BamBam said...

Taking it so well and finding it funny... Is a real sign of maturity.

Now cut that out !

also...

Just getting up off the floor PokerPeaker ! Very well put.

Drizztdj said...

gg, nh sir, CHECKS!!!

I think this beat requires a 2 Irish Car Bomb minimum before reloading.

Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

HAHA! This is why i had to add you Mr. B-Lister to my blog roll...Dear God.

AmyC said...

In the 1920's, after learning that he had finished second in a chess tournament,grandmaster Aaron Nimzovich junped up on a table in the quiet hall and yelled, "Why must I lose to this idiot."

Sorry to hear it was your turn to lose to the idiot.