Even if you only read one poker blog, the Poker Grump's is a must-read. I like the fact that he covers a wide array of topics, but mostly I appreciate the fact that he writes well. Recently, he had a blog piece about whether to show or not after the deal was decided (see here), and that reminded me of one I played in a ca$h game in New Orleans last Sunday.
The game was your normal $1/2 NL hold 'em with your usual mix of tourists, young guys, old guys, etc. Somebody raised to $12 and four of us called. The flop was ♥4 ♦4 ♣6.
The big blind led out for $40, and I called as the others folded. The turn was the ♠10 and the big blind checked. I had $120 left and moved all in. The BB thought for a while and finally folded face up: ♠8 ♣8.
I normally don't show in a cash game, but I couldn't resist: ♥8 ♦8.
Of course, if he had a black 4 and was getting cute with his check, I wouldn't have such a good story. I was guessing, obviously, that he was the type who would check (slowplay) the rainbow flop if he had trips.
Images by MOJO and taken with my P&S.