Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday is a good night for poker
Thirteen bloggers showed up to play in the Very Josie Tournament. I think I had A-A five times, although twice I was in the BB and got a walk anyway, lol. Still the other three times I won big pots.
When we were four-handed, it went on forevah. Finally Prettycat1 (Josie's sister) went out, then Josie was eliminated, and I was heads-up with Jordan of High on Poker, (one of my favorite blogs). I had him out-chipped by a lot, but he hung in there. On the final hand, he flopped a set and I flopped an OESD, and the chips went in the middle. The turn gave me a Broadway straight and I had to sweat the board pairing on the river. It was a brick and I was the winner.
Josie and Jordan had a last longer side bet. The chat box was thick with smack talk as the chip lead between them went back and fourth. The decisive hand between them was this: Jordan had A-K and Josie showed J-J, a classic race. Jordan made a pair of kings to cripple our hostess.
Fun tournament. It will be held on the first Wednesday of each month, so give it a try next time if you love to chat, play poker and have a good time.
The Dank (formerly called the Mookie) wasn't as successful. I busted out 38th out of 99. I flopped a combination flush draw and gutshot straight draw and bet into it. The guy behind had flopped a set and he re-raised. The money was right to stick around and see both cards to come, so I shoved and bricked out. I believe you have to get lucky with hands like this when it's late and your stack is dwindling. If you can't embrace the gamble, poker isn't for you.