My hot streak continues...
After an incredibly tough work week in Michigan, I hit MotorCity Casino in Detroit for a ten-hour 1/2NL session before heading back to Florida. I got off to a tough start; preflop bets were big, pots were big, and my $200 buy-in felt like 40-50bb. The table was loose, I tried to bluff one of the few thinking players at the table off top set, then ran QQ into his KK. I managed to control my losses both times, but between those hands and a general lack of much else, I was down $350 after a few hours and had my last $150 on the table.
Finally, the RUNGOOT kicked in. Bottom set vs top two, double-up. Nut flush vs. smaller flush for his stack. I was playing tight and had only shown good cards all night, and I used that to pick up a couple pots where my callers had obviously missed the flop and were just waiting for me to bet so they could fold. I got back into the black with about $600 in front of me, then made a big misstep - three-way on a 2345 board, I was freeroll-bluffing my ace, trying to convince Villain (who obviously also had an ace) that I had the six. Unfortunately, player 3 was the one who really
had the six. I folded when he jammed, but the hand still cost me $120 and I was back in the hole. Then Captain Stubing walked in, telling me that my suite on the Promenade deck of the HP RUNGOOT was ready for me.
A new player had recently joined the table; obvious reg, running over everyone with a couple of good early hands and continual supersized bets. I don't think I ever saw the guy bet less than pot, and he ran his $200 BI to $450 in an hour. We hadn't butted heads yet, but he clearly was captaining the table and wasn't going to let anybody take that role away.
I look down at pocket kings and raise to $15, get a couple of callers, and blammo - king on the flop. I barreled flop and turn, got called by the Captain, then he finally wised up and folded to my river bet. The very next hand
, I look down again at pocket kings. Again, I lead out for $15, again I get two callers. Semi-connected flop (J9x two-suited IIRC), so I bet about pot and Captain calls. The turn is an offsuit king, and I think "Holy crap!" I don't believe I have ever had the same pocket pair two hands in a row and hit the set both times. I bet and Captain calls. The river is a blank and again, he folds to my third barrel.
I played for another hour, winning a few small ones and losing a couple for a net gain, and at 6am I walked out the door with a $265 profit, +615 from my lowest point of the session.