Sunday, November 27, 2011

Steel wheel




Playing at Imperial Palace tonight, I had the above nice hand: runner-runner 5-high straight flush, starting with 2s-4s in my hand. I won the pot plus a $100 high-hand jackpot. The dealer was Alaska Gal of AllVegasPoker.com. It was sort of a spontaneous mini-AVP meetup, with TarpieFish and Karapet1 also at the table. I believe that I made a few converts to the Holy Order of the Deuce-Four with that hand.

I have decided that Alaska Gal is the world's greatest poker dealer. In addition to giving me this steel wheel, a few minutes earlier she had saved my sorry butt with a two-outer on the river. I managed to get myself all-in with an overpair (K-K) versus a flopped set of 7s. A third king on fifth street rescued me from the precarious situation. Hilarity ensued. (One reader recently complained that I never tell stories in which I do something stupid. It's just not true, and this is another example.)

I would tell more stories, but I promised Tarpie that I wouldn't tell certain stories. For example, the time he mucked his cards when first to act on the river, only to have his lone remaining opponent show him 5-3 offsuit, which was the worst possible hand for the board, meaning that whatever Tarpie threw away, it was the winner. That's one of the stories I said I wouldn't tell, so I won't. See how faithfully I keep my promises?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

=D

sevencard2003 said...

grouchie was supposed to be in the IP but he wasnt when i showed up, otherwise id have stayed there, and him and I wouldve also sat at ur table. when are u and i ever gonna play cards again?

Rakewell said...

I don't know, but I'm sure we'll cross paths.

Grange95 said...

So you win a pot with the best starting hand in poker. *Yawn* Your sessions must have been truly boring recently to be writing up tripe like this ...

farmer-don said...

Hi Grump, I think I'm living in a bizarro alternate card universe to you.
"I managed to get myself all-in with an overpair (K-K) versus a flopped set of 7s. A third king on fifth street rescued me from the precarious situation. Hilarity ensued"
Same thing happened to me last night with kings and 7s, but no king came on the river. Hilarity did NOT ensue.
Then came my worst mistake. Got 2D-4D suited and did not call a raise to play them even as I thought about your advice. Flop came 3D-X-5D. Would have to call another raise to get to 3 people in the hand. A blank came on the turn, no bets. Then 6D on the river, and the remaining two players both went all in with a KD and an AD flush!
Would have tripled up!
May quit playing for a while.

Tarpie said...

I appreciate your discretion :)

grrouchie said...

Farmer-don, don't stop playing - just start playing better (not calling that raise with the best hand in poker? WTH?).

That's the advice that I'm trying to take for myself - to play better lol.

Josie said...

Praise the mighty deuce four! Hallelujah!