Saturday, May 10, 2014
There were 103 players who paid $160 to enter the weekly poker tournament at the Horseshoe Tunica. Let's go straight to the results: When we were down to seven players, we agreed to divide the prize money for $1534 each. I had the least chips (what else is new) at 104K, but all of us had a playable stack.
Have you even gotten unlucky, then lucky? That happened to me. When the blinds were $2000/1000/100, I raised to $6000. It folded to the big blind who had a huge stack and was playing every hand. He called and the flop was A-9-2. The big blind donk bet $4000 into a pot of 13,400. I raised all in. After asking the dealer to count down my chips, the BB called and turned over A-5. The turn was a 5, ouch, giving him two pair. The river, however, was a 9 giving both of us two pair, but I had a queen for a kicker, sweet.
Mostly, it was ABC poker for me. I did have this hand. It folded to the same guy mentioned above and he called from the button. I had seen him call just about every hand, sometimes with absolute junk. On one hand, he raised and later showed K-J, so that's what I was dealing with. I completed from the small blind, the big blind checked and we saw a flop. It was ♥A ♦Q ♣7. I bet about half the pot and they both folded. My hand was ♣6 ♠5 for no pair, no draw, no nothing. I figured neither of them had an ace, so I just took the pot away. On a bad day, that wouldn't be true, but things seemed to work out nicely. Love that.
Photo taken with my phone.