The Rungoot is docked currently in the Atlanta area. Since I spent all weekend dealing with a Disaster Recovery swing for one of our critical clients, I got to beg off work today. This happily coincided with the twice monthly Big O game at the IPC office. The only downside was I was only able to play until 4:30 (game was supposed to start at 1PM, but started closer to 2).
I started out slow, priming the pump dropping about a 3rd of my stack. This set the ball rolling as it usually does at this game, and I quickly picked up a pot that got me above my starting buy-in. A couple of the big hands I got involved in:
Holding A/3/6/7/9, the flop comes down 3/4/5, two diamonds (I only have one diamond). Checks to me and I pot it. It folds around to the SB position (game is played with a button blind rather than traditional blinds) who calls me. The turn is the J
. It checks to me, and it's again Pot / Call. The river is the 6
, and there is again a Pot / Call all-in. He turns over the same straight as me, but that's also his low, so my live ace gets me 3/4 of the pot. The villain in the hand is heard latter lamenting the resident loudmouth/semi-pro/co-owner of the company how much I own his soul and he's never won a big pot against me ever.
The other big pot I was in involved the same villain as above as well as another player at the table. I'm holding A/2/4/8/9 and call a $14 pre-flop raise (late position after a few limpers) and we go to the flop four handed. The flop comes out a wonderful 2
. Check => Check => Pot => Call => Call => Tank/fold. The turn is the Q
. Check => Pot => Call => Fold. At this point, I'm a little worried the caller might have 9s or Qs, but I'm it's a small enough percentage that I opt to Check / Call his pot when the 8
hits on the river. I turn over my boat and he mucks his hand, shipping me a sizable pot.
I cashed out having increased my starting stack by about 150%.
On a side note, the loud mouth/co-owner was talking about the $3k PLO8 Event he played at the WSOP. He was cruising along with a decent stack and got into a hand with the other big stack at his table (the only one who had him covered). He had Q/Q/J/10 and the flop came out Q/J/9. He potted it, the villain re-potted, and he re-potted again, which was called by the villain. The turn was a brick 3 that brought about a Pot / Re-Pot / Call all-in.
So the board at this point is Q / J / 9 / 3 rainbow. The hero has Q/Q/J/10 for top set and open end straight draw. The villain turns over the amazingly bad hand of A/A/A/3.
The river was the case ace, one outing my buddy out of the tournament. Two of his buddies are standing behind him and immediately go 'Holy ****, that happens to you here too...'. Adding insult to injury, he is technically a ticket reseller by trade and got busted selling tickets to the UFC fight at MGM the following night.
This is also the same buddy who got busted out of the ME last year by Stazko when he flopped a boat with J/8 and Stazko hit a two outer on the turn for a better boat to knock him out of the tournament. Poor guy....