Tonight was an exceptional night, more so because it started so badly. I lost my tourney REAL bad. Like 8th place. Ug! I also was down on two 2/4 tables by fifty dollars each. I then went on the most incredible run ever and made my first goal: $1700.
I doubled up my first table. I have yet to double up in 2/4, so it felt really good. I then got one pot on my second table that was probably the largest single pot I have ever had. I feel ashamed of it a little because I probably should have folded. I started with 89h .. I go in for a BB. I get raised afterwards and there are like 5-6 people in. So I say “What the hell” and call hoping for a flush. I get a single heart, a pair of two’s and the nine. So I have Top Pair Shitty Kicker and three to a flush. For a single bet I say what the hell. I had to have had pot odds with that much money in. The next card is and 8. Here is where I made a mistake in judgment. I said to myself “I got two pair, so if he has AA then I win”.. err dummy, there was already a pair on the board! Doh! So anyhow it was still only one bet. I believe I still had pot odds. Either way I am in until the end. The final card is a god loving 9! It give someone else 9’s over 2’s. It gives me 9’s over 8’s biatch! I rake in the sweet $78 pot. I felt like I sucked the guy(s) out but with 3-4 people in to the end and the 5-6 in on the flop I figure I had the odds to make the call. Anyway the guy with the Aces (I think) types in the chat 15 minutes later: wtf! Indeed. WTF!
So now on to goal two: Becoming a stud! The Poker gods must appreciate me trying to learn something new. The first ten hands give me two full boats! I have no idea if this is common in 7-Stud but I highly doubt it. So I go up to about +15BB. Not bad. I got sucked out once. The person made the flush on the river. Chased three to a flush all the way down and made it on the last card. At least I was smart enough to check my last bet since I *thought* I was doomed anyway. I got Rolled up 8’s and even knew what that meant! That won me an 9BB pot or something. I think I played well. Not great but well. I decided to cap the experience at 12AM when I normally go to bed. Ended up around 28BB+. I will take it for my first attempt. I like the game a lot. It seems like 2 pair can win a lot, and even a pair gets a fair share of pots. Very fun game.