Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flopping quads works for me

There were 121 players (counting single re-entrants) who paid $160 to enter the Saturday $12,000 guaranteed tournament at the Horseshoe Tunica. This has 30-minute levels and a Patience Factor of more than 10, so a good tournament for a nit like me.

When there were eight of us left, we decided to chop (divide the prize money) for $1562 each. All of us had playable stacks, so the game would begin to devolve into a crap shoot -- who would get lucky at the right time. I was third in chips -- usually that's not the case -- so it felt good not to have to play short-stack ninja.

Cute hand: When the blinds were 4000/2000/400, it folded to me in the small blind. I bet 12,000, and a young guy called from the big blind. The flop was: 6 2 2. I bet a modest 10,000 and the young man called. The turn was the J. I checked and the kid bet 20,000 and I called. The river was the J and I led out for 25,000. The big blind went away and I turned over 2 2 for the flopped quads. Oh, if he had only had a jack, I would have taken his stack. In retrospect, I should check the river and let him bet at it.

Funny story: At table 22 just next to mine, after about an hour of play, a player was knocked out. "Don't call out 'Seat open on 22' until I walk away," said the player. "It's too embarrassing."

"Okay, said the dealer," then yelled out: "Player down on 22!!"


  1. Nothing like flopping quads and ending up in anguish.

    Coulda/Shouda/Wooda :).

    (My Firefox won't post on blogspot with its configuration. Lost some comments. Using Chrome for this one.)

  2. Still crushing it - great job Mojo! :D

  3. Are you sure this post isn't just a repeat of several previous posts? Great job!

  4. I see you're still keeping on keeping on! Thanks for you comment on our L & L Photography blog! Good luck in the days ahead.

  5. Interesting, unusual blog. I have to go back and read :)