Friday, November 9, 2012
A chip and a chair
I've played a lot of poker in the last eight years and what happened Thursday is the most usual thing I've ever seen.
I busted out around 4 p.m, but my friend, Sim, kept advancing. At the final table, chops were suggested, but could not be agreed upon. Yes, that's a little unusual, but that's not what I'm going to write about.
When they got to heads up, Sim and another guy had almost identical stacks. Sim won a big pot when he rivered a straight (both players all in).
The blinds were 16,000/8,000/2,000. The other guy was in the big blind and now had only 14,000 chips. In other words he didn't have enough chips to post his big blind. I'm not sure how many chips Sim had, but it was around 900,000.
The first hand the guy had 9-6 on a K-9-2 flop. Sim had 10-9. Guess who won. The guy won the next one and the next. Sim got him all in again with J-10 and the villain had J-6. Guess who won. No, it was a chop when a pair and two high cards came and both jacks played as a kicker. It went on like that and the guy, after winning a zillion double ups (many of which he was dominated), came back and won.
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Seen on a tee shirt:
"I want a president with a tatoo."