10 May 08
First of all, thanks to everyone for your comments on my Truckin' story. It means a lot.
Now, onto the hands! Both of these were at 20/40.
Hand #1: Unraised pot. I’m on the button with Ks-9d. I raise and get re-raised by the small blind who is a good (not great) player and has not made this move yet. I call and the dream flop comes Qc-Jd-10c. Sweet! Flopped the second nut straight.
He bets out. I raise. He re-raises, and I call (hoping to get more info about the strength of his hand on the turn). The turn is the 3 of clubs. I don’t like that 3rd club out there.
He bets again. I raise and he just calls.
The river is the 4 of clubs. Crap. Now there are 4 clubs on the board. There goes my straight.
What did I do? What did he have? Would you have bet here?
Hand #2: I’m way up and feeling a little frisky. I am UTG with 8d-9d, so I raise. I get 4 callers including both blinds. The flop is Ac-Jd-Js. I check, basically having already given up on this hand with 4 callers. It checks around.
The turn is the 7 of spades. Check x 5.
The River is the 2 of hearts. There is $200 in the pot. Check x 5.
I did not win with my 9-high. What did?