You may not be aware of this but Iowa does have casinos. And there just happens to be one relatively close to me. So on Tuesday myself and a coworker decided to play some live poker. I used to play quite a lot but have not been in many months. Their games were always fairly lame. Usually a couple tables playing 3-6 limit and about the same number of 1-2 no limit. But in the past the problem was always that the 1-2 no limit had a min/max buy in of $100. That was it! If you didn't get lucky, the guys who had been there all day who sitting on $1000+ would run you over. Well to my surprise they had changed the buy in! It was now a $100-$300 buy in. What a great change for them to make because I had always heard everyone bitching about their games.
I sat down at a $3-6 limit table while I was waiting for a 1-2 spot to open up. God Damn do I fucking hate that freaking game. Every hand has 6 callers down to the river. So if you get lucky then yes you get paid. But that's not poker! I don't know why I even stayed there but soon enough I was down $100 and decided to take a break and wait for the other game. I went down to the table games and threw some money around on the roulette wheel. No big hits there but it was finally time to play some real poker. I chose to buy in for $200 so I could fold for a while and get a feel for the table. 45 minutes later and it's all gone. 2 rivered flushes and my 2 pair counterfitted by an over pair. No biggie as I was just getting to get a feel for the table. Bought back in for another $200 and went on a heater. KJo make 2 pair on the flop against a guy who just couldn't lay down big slick. And then later I finally got bullets and paid off. I was sitting on the button with a $15 raise in front of me. The guys in the blinds had proven to be very tight so I knew they both wouldn't call without great hands. I smooth call the $15, the SB calls and sure enought the BB folds. Flop comes out with AQx and 2 diamonds. They both check and I put out a $35 bet. Very quickly the SB raises to $70 and the MP folds. I put him all in for another $60 and pray he's not on a flush draw. He stands up and slams his cards on the table exclaiming that he finally got a hand. AQo! Teehee. Drawing almost completely dead except to the last two queens in the deck. But personally I would have loved for that to happen because it would have netted me around $35,000 from the bad beat jack pot. But nothing comes and I take down my biggest pot of the night. I left up just a little for the evening but I was just happy to get back my earlier losses.
All in all a fun night. I need to do it more often.
Don't forget Kat's $1 rebuy tonight! I took it down last week but we only had 11 entrants.