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.


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.


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.


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.

Unknown 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. :)

Anonymous 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 !


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

Unknown 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.

Anonymous 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.