1 AUG 06
Played Friday AND Saturday night. So there!
It was nice to book two winning sessions in a row at 20/40. The long break did me good. I paid a lot more attention, and didn’t even have to force myself to watch other players when I wasn’t in the hand. I’m certain I got too complacent when I was playing every day.
I was on the list for everything from 4/8 to 30/60. 20/40 was the highest thing they had going, and I got right in. About an hour later, they called me for the 10/20, and I passed.
Another regular took that seat. He folds his first hand (make a note of this), and two other players see a flop of A J J. Bet. Call.
Turn J. Check. Check.
River King of Hearts. Bet. Raise. Re-raise. Cap!
Don has quad jacks with an Ace kicker and missy in the one seat rivers the Royal Flush.
Bad Beat Jackpot baby.
Missy takes home $45,000 and Don gets a cool $90,000 which they pay him in chips. My ears are still ringing from all the screaming.
Table share - $7800 (each) for everyone dealt in the hand (including the guy who took MY seat, the bastid). Oh well, I still won $600 one table over. That’s cool, too, right?
A couple interesting notes. One guy got up to go the bathroom and missed his blind. No table share for you, dude! Everyone realized that the cards would have been dealt differently if he stayed, so they each chipped in one black chip and the two big winners rounded it out to $1000. Still, it was an expensive piss.
The best news of the night – Kye (the dealer) was tipped by everyone at the table. She was cashing out at the same time I was, and her hands were shaking so bad she couldn’t count out the chips.
Not too shabby, and a great gesture from the players (mostly Don, I think. It’s too bad, because it was easy thinking he was a jerk. Now I may have to reassess).