17 AUG 06
Before I get to poker on the high seas, I have to relate this story. My family and I are driving yesterday when AC/DC comes on the radio. My wife and I are singing (loudly):
'Cause the walls were shakin'
The earth was quakin'
My mind was achin'
And we were making it and you -
Shook me aaaaaall niiiiiiiiight long
Right when we finished “shakin’,” from the back seat my 8 year old son asks, “ what’s a World Wide Chicken?”
I guess you had to be there.
I’ve decided not to get into the gory details about playing 5/10 on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship. I can sum it up in this short quip:
8 way flop. Turn brings 3rd spade. River brings 4th spade. Four players still left in the hand. Bet. Call. Call.
Moron #4 GOES INTO THE TANK. For like, 2 minutes. He’s really conflicted here. I’m thinking, he obviously has the second nut flush, but what about the two callers ahead of him? He finally calls and shows:
Wait for it…
Top pair, no spade.
If I stayed at the table, I would have eventually paid for the cruise, but instead I did a very positive EV thing and got away from the table with more cash than when I sat down and had a great time.
Tomorrow – pictures!!
(If Blogger let’s me post ‘em.)