Some seriously fun times and some seriously funny shit happened this weekend. I went out to the local casino to play some live poker with Emptyman. It's not the biggest casino so when we showed up in the early afternoon, they only had 3 or 4 tables going. After a short wait they started up a new 1-2NL table that we were both at. It's fairly easy to stay out of each other's way when it's a full ring which it was most of the day.
I had a decent day but had to watch Emptyman struggle as he couldn't lay down his cowboys when the board was 1 card to a straight and saw him make a spectacular laydown with trip jacks to a similar board. The jacks hand was pretty funny because he showed the jack and so the other guy showed his hand and Empty read it wrong and was beating himself up about laying down the best hand when actually he had made the right decision and saved himself $50.
But the stunner of the day would put Emptyman up for the day and leave him with a story to tell his grandchildren some day. The hand played out like this but I'm not sure of the exact amount bet on every card.
Emptyman is dealt 66 and raises preflop to around $20. I believe there was only 1 caller. Flop comes two low cards and 1 over, like 34J or something. Guy checks to him and Empty bets out close to the pot size of $40. Call from the new resident genius. Turn is another low card, a 7 or an 8, I can't remember. Genius checks and Empty goes all in for his remaining $140. INSTA-CALL FROM THE MASTER POKER GENIUS. Empty turns up his pocket 6's and is sure he is beat seeing how quickly he called. What does this guy turn up? Seriously!!! 2-5 off fucking suit!!!! Open ended with the nut low!!! Wow. Well the river was another 3 or something harmless and after the chips were counted it turns out they originally had the exact same amount of chips. ChaChing!
The table was stunned. The dealer was stunned. When the dealer announced the guys hand as 5 high we couldn't help but laugh. The only thing we can think is that he misread his hand and he thought he already had the straight. This guy was pretty bad and only had those chips because he had gotten lucky on a few funny calls earlier. Check out the Emptyman's blog for the real details.
My day was alright. I finished up about $100 largely due to a couple big calls I made to this guy who thought he could bluff anyone off any pot. I made a number of good reads that day. Some may say it's cause I can't lay down a pair but trust me, I layed down a number of large hands that day. Overall I felt good about my game and am looking forward to going back soon.
Tonight is my regular game with Numbono. This tourney is my favorite because I have now played it 4 times and it's the softest game in town. I won it once, placed 4th twice and bubbled in 7th the other time. 26 guys and only 4 of them know anything about poker at all. It's really not that tough to just fold your way to the final table.
So no Live BDR broadcast tonight during the MATH but you can still groove to the music.
BUT MAKE SURE AND TUNE IT ON WEDNESDAY AS WE HOPE TO HAVE OUR BIGGEST SHOW YET!!! WE ALREADY HAVE 2 GUESTS ON THE SHOW AND IT LOOKS TO BE A GOOD TIME! THIS WEEKS GUESTS ARE BLINDERS AND SMOKKEE!!! LET'S SEE IF WE CAN BEAT BDR'S RECORD OF 40 LISTENERS!!!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!