Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Lucky Son of a Gun!!

Okay so I'm a little late on this post however the evening was well worth it.

So after my class this evening I went to the Casino here for dinner with my parents and our neighbors. After dinner since I only had $60 in my pocket (no job sucks) I talked my father into "loaning" me some money. He gave me $40 and said that was all he had for me. So I proceeded to walk around looking for a "lucky" slot machine (I am now certain that is an oxymoron). So I found one called Mermaid something-or-other and put $20 bucks in. Betting 20 lines at 1 credit per line (a credit being 2 cents) my first spin cost me 40 cents. This spin however garnered me 10 free spins. During the course of these 10 free spins I won 20 more free spins and the 30 free spins total won me about $48 so my total money in the machine was $68.40. Now the debate of staying or going on this machine. I decided one more spin wouldn't hurt (and if I lost would put me at a nice even $68 as I hate change). So I pressed the button and wonder of wonders, I lost. So I cashed out and went in search of a new machine to win on. After two failed machines I decided that maybe my being up $8 or so was a sign and cashed out my tickets. This left me with a little over $100. I promptly headed for the poker room.

I walk up to the poker room sign in desk and get a seat on a $1-2 No-Limit Hold'em Table. I turn to buy chips and don't even have to stand in line as there is a brush (manager type) trying to offload chips for whatever reason. So I grab my $100 in chips and head to the table. After one or two small wins and some throw away hands I'm sitting at about $80-90 when a guy on the other goes on tilt. Now sometimes being on tilt can be good but most (if not nearly all) of the time it's very bad. The guy takes his stack of $75ish and goes all-in before the cards are even dealt. Normally I'd be ecstatic about behavior like this because I'd have a deep enough pocket to rebuy and eventually bust him but tonight I've only got what's on the table. So after about 5-6 hands of him going all-in blind (I think he got 1 call and he ended up winning it by luck) I'm about to ask for a table transfer. I check my hole cards and see a beautiful Ace, King off-suit. Now the worse that my starting odds could be are something like 48% (unless someone had pocket Aces or pocket Kings but that's a low likelihood) so I'm elated by my luck. The guy next to the blind all-iner calls (although he may have called blind as well crazy people up there), then the guy two seats in front of me calls as well. I now have a chance to pretty much quadruple my $70ish dollars. I make the plunge and push my chips in.

We all roll our cards. First guy, the blind all-iner gets lucky and flips an Ace, five off suit. His blind caller next to him has Ace, nine off suit. The guy two seats in front of me rolls over Ace, three suited. I roll my Ace, King and everyone not in the hand decides I better win because I have the best starting hand.

Dealer lazily rolls out the flop. Jack, Seven, Ten. We all check that nobody paired and the two card hole flush is now dead as he didn't match up suits. Turn gets a dramatic pause and it's a queen. I can't believe that no one has paired yet as I'm freaking out that a pair can kill me the guy just in front of me who had folded says, "You've locked it with a straight." There it was Ten to the Ace. The only thing I didn't want to see was a river King because then we'd all split out. River card is held as the dealer plays up the moment. He flips it and we've got six no pairs for anyone, no King to give everyone the straight I take down a pot worth about $350. I nearly shat myself. Thankfully our tilter still has more money and he rebuys for another $100. I'm happy now because I can call him on his blind and bust him again whenever I get good cards.

A few hands later we're discussing what would be good enough to call a $100+ all in pre-flop when the guy after me calls it. He rolls over pocket Kings and we're all certain he's taking the pot when out comes a miraculous pair of Fives on the board to match the hole Five that our tilting all-iner had. He continues his antics pushing in $253. I've got around $350 dollars so I can call and still be good for the night as it's been enjoyable so far (but those hole cards are going to have to be damn impressive for that). We're all joking about calling with things like Brunson's Ten Deuce when I look at my hole cards to see pocket Queens. Now being the lover of the ladies that I am I knew this to be a sign. I start counting chips and the table goes crazy..we're going to have a $500+ pot pre-flop.

The dealer counts out my chips and smashes together a huge pile for us to go to war over. I flip my Queens and our tilted all-iner goes pale. He checks his cards for the first time and tosses out an Eight Deuce off suit. "Dealer I'll give you $25 if you make it happen." he calls across the table.

I look at the Dealer and say, "Billy you already know how good a tipper I am from last time." Flop rolls out with Five, Queen, Seven; I've now got a Set of Queens. The ladies are in love with me. Turn is a bust delivering no help to anyone so I've now secured this pot. River comes out Five giving me a Full Boat Queens full of Fives. I rake in a $500+ pot after a few more hands I decide that it's a night and head home. I paid back not only the $40 I had borrowed earlier that evening but also the $100 I had gotten some two or three months before (I hadn't wanted to use the ATM and then had just never repaid him). My mom of course then asks for $20 because she apparently doesn't have any cash so I give her that (since I'm a good son and owe them so much anyways). So right now on my dresser is $385; of which about $300 was earned in about 3 hours playing some really exciting and enjoyable poker.

Well good night folks and I wish all of you some luck in whatever you do tomorrow (don't worry I'm not going back to the casino for some time as I have to build my karma back up). Later all.

2 comments:

John M. Jackson said...

Wanna come with me to Vegas?

Matthew Robinson said...

When are you going to Vegas...and if I have the money sure (probably won't have the money).