I played some poker this weekend at the Horseshoe Tunica. Friday, I met friends for dinner, then played poker. It was $1/3 nolimit and I basically broke even. Saturday, I played nolimit again (at first) and lost $110 before moving to the Omaha-8 game where I won that back and again broke even for the night. I was up a ton, before dribbling it back -- it's a high variance game, for sure. Omaha high-low is the one game I enjoy even if I lose.
This happened at my friend's table. He raised preflop (with a big pair) and was called by two others. Flop came 10-8-4 rainbow. My friend bet and got one caller. The turn was a 5 and the villain shoved for about $55 into a pot of about $105. My buddy asked him had he really called on the flop with a gut shot? The villain nodded yes, so my friend folded and the villain showed his 7-6 for the straight! Why would you even answer the question? I'm not sure why my friend believed him, but he saved $55.
Then this, also at my friend's table. The blind were $3/1, and a villain raised to $100. Everyone folded and he picked up $4 in blinds. There's no hand where this makes sense, but what do you think he had?