Drove out to Dover for the first session of the new year. After four hours, I found myself down $60. Then this weird hand occurred:
I'm in the small blind with A6 spades. Five people limp. I complete, and big blind checks her option.
Flop comes down AAK. I check, and it checks around.
Turn is a 6. I check again, figuring someone has to at least take a stab at the pot. But it checks around.
River is an 8. I lead for $12. Fold. Fold. Fold. Fold. Fold. Button RAISES to $25. Interesting. Button has about $150 behind after his raise. I figure he has a big hand, but doubt he limped with AK after 4 limpers. I raise to $75, hoping he shoves. He snap shoves. I call. He tables 66 for sixes-full.
Not sure I played the hand particularly well, but it worked out. If I bet the turn, we end up in the same place...
After starting 2012 in a $2,000 hole by the third week of January, it's nice to jump out in the black...