ironphoenix (ironphoenix) wrote,

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

Fickle fortune

Well, the poker night went well.

There was a pretty amazing hand towards the end of the Hold 'Em tournament. It happened right after a player was eliminated, leaving J. and myself still in the game, with J. having a pretty big chip lead (I could barely match the big blind, since we double the blinds and minimums after each person drops out). It was a pretty exhilirating ride at the time.

I put in the little blind.
J. put in the big blind.
Cards were dealt, and after looking at mine, I went all in.
J. called, adding about as much as the small blind was.
Our cards were then turned face-up:

Me: A-A
J: 6-2 (not in suit)

Things were, shall we say, looking good for our hero at this point!

The flop was then brought out:

10; and

6 (no suited cards).

Well, that was pretty unlikely... we went from A-A vs. 6-2 to A-A-10-6-2 vs. 6-6-2-2-10. So much for me having the edge!

The turn card was a Q, which didn't help anyone.

Then, on the river card: a 10!

It turned out that the aces were the Stuff after all: I won with two pairs, A-A-10-10-Q vs. 10-10-6-6-Q!

J. still won the tournament, cleaning me out after a couple more hands of me trying to crawl back up, but I at least kept my honor, and the runner-up money.
Tags: games, poker
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.