I am going to play in a tournament at the Horseshoe Casino later today, so I decided to play in an online $1 sit and go to warm up. Golfers, baseball players, and all sorts of people spend time warming up before their competition, so why not poker? It gets your mind working in the right direction (or something like that).
The game was 9-handed and I folded the first hand, clicked on "sit out" and headed for the shower. After, I shaved and did my other morning hygiene stuff.
Finally, I got back to my sit and go. One player had already busted out, and of the other seven, I had more chips than four of them by just being blinded off! The low levels really are bad, aren't they?
An orbit or two after I rejoined the game, this deal played out (click to enlarge):
I love the smell of quads in the morning. I checked and the villain bet for me (I found out later he had ♠K ♠7. The turn hit his king. I checked, he bet, I min-raised (alarm bells should go off for him that I have at least one 8), but he called, then called my small river bet.
On second thought, how is playing against these people going to "warm me up" for a real game?