At McCarran awaiting the noon flight back to WDC. A great trip was capped by a great night playing poker with fellow blogger grrouchie, whose blog (Confessions of a Local Fish) is linked on the blog roll to the right. While a thorough trip report will be forthcoming over the next several days, I wanted some comments on one hand that took place last night:
Villain is a local. According to grrouchie, he is a pit boss. Mid-50's. Loud. Sat down and asked the dealer for a copy of the rules (e.g., flush beats a straight... Trips beats two pair...). My impression - gentleman likes to gamble. Villain straddles $5 from the button. One caller and the action gets to me. I look down at KT spades and raise to $17. Villain calls.
Flop is 4 7 9. I bet $20. Villain calls.
Turn is a red K. I bet $32. Villain again quickly calls.
River blanks. I bet $40. Villain tanks and raises to $140.
To steal a phrase from Poker Meister - what what you do?