25 APR 06
In my ever expanding bag of tricks, I came up with this one on the spot.
I’m in the Big Blind. There are 4 callers and I get to see a free flop with 96 off-suit. The flop comes 345, giving me the open ender. One early bet gets called by all five of us. The turn is a nine giving me top pair. There is one bet and one raise. I reraise and 4 of us see the river, which is a 2. Sweet.
But wait, there’s more.
Everyone checks to me. Huh? Okay – watch this…
I flip over my 9 and say, “I’ve got top pair. I’m betting it.”
The first Ace-holder raises. The second Ace-holder calls. I reraise, and at this point, the caller knows he’s beat, but the first ace-holder hasn’t got the memo.
Moron ace-holder #2 calls again and I cap it.
Devin (the dealer) gives me a look and says, “Turn over your 6.” I’m happy to comply. The expression on my two new best friends was priceless.