Saturday and Sunday, I played my first sessions since Vegas in early June, in between Orioles games. A total of 6 hours, for ($130).
Saturday night's session, from about 12:00 to 3:00 am was a bore-fest. I was card dead. As a result, I think I butchered one hand, that cost me most of the $100 loss. I had 55 and limped in middle position, 4 ways. The flop was 4 6 7 all spades. It checked to me, and I bet $15. Late position called, and the other two folded. The turn was a red 4, and I bet $25 or so. Again, a call. I missed the straight on the river -- a red 6, and gave up. Villain shoved his remaining $35. The board was 46746, with the flush on the flop. There is absolutely nothing I'm beating. There's $130 in the pot, so I am getting like 5-1. But, there's nothing in the world my 55's beat. Yet, after 8 miller lites at the Orioles game, (which cost like $70), donating another $35 seemed charitable. So, I make the call, and villain flips 2 5 spades for the flopped straight flush. Even though it was only $35, I was sort of pissed at myself for not letting the hand go on the river. I could hear Poker Meister in my head yelling at me for donating . . .
Sunday I played another 3 hours or so post game. This time, I got dealt JJ four times. Three times, I opened to $15 and got 3 to 4 callers. All three times, over cards hit. Twice, multiple over cards hit, and I checked the flop and gave up to turn bets. The 3rd time, only a queen hit the flop, so I took a crack at a C-bet and was called in one spot. I doubled barreled on the turn, and got called again, before giving up to a $75 lead on the river. KQ / AQ good.
The fourth time, I opened my JJ to $15, got re-raised by the small blind to $55, and just let them go. Of course, later on in the session, some dude opened with JJ, got repopped all in, and called. Three-better had AA. Jack hits the river and JJ rakes a huge pot. Whatever. Fun game.
I also got dealt KK somewhere in the midst of my run of pocket jacks. Here too, I opened from middle position to $15. This time, of course, it folds around and I make $5 from the blinds. #Run_Good
At the three hour mark, I was up about $40, and had to leave soon. Final hand played, I look down at JT. Luck box, whose been rivering everybody, opens to $10 and gets two callers. What the hell. I come along. Flop is A T 3. Luckbox bets $10. It folds to me. I choose to see another card. Turn is a J. Checks to me, and I bet $40. Luck box calls. River is a 3. It checks to me and I check back. Luck box flips A 7. Nice counterfeit. Poker is a fun game.