What a wild night of poker. The night started out slow with only 4 players and the all the hosts playing. Sheldon proceeded to chase his draws and doubled up a few players. Since the action was slow the table agreed to play a round of Hold'em and a round of Omaha. I was pretty card dead and had not played a hand in the first hour and was happy for a change of pace.
It did not take long before I was hitting my sets in Omaha. Sheldon and Jason help double me up when they chased their draws and I hit middle set. The board paired on the turn and they were drawing dead. They seem to know what I had.. Maybe because when I push all in, I generally do have a set.. When the board paired, Jason made a comment, "their goes the main pot.." Their straight draw or flush draw was no good... Two hands later I hit another set of fours. This time Sheldon folded...
I should have quit right there. It was only 2hrs into the game and I was up over $400 in front of me and the chip stack leader. I proceeded to quickly give all of it back. Sheldon cracked my set of Aces in Omaha when he hit his open ender on the turn. The board didn't pair and I had to pay his short stack off. This got me back to $200 and I am not sure where it all went. I finally busted out in Omaha when I chased a Queen high flush and hit, only to lose to an Ace high flush.
I decided to use the house credit for $200, this was the first time for me. The game started getting more action players and I knew if I played long enough I would win it back and then some. I was pretty card dead for a while, but was patient and the hands came.
Quad Jacks: We were playing Omaha and I had pocket jacks and 2 rags. There was a $10 pre-flop raised and I called with 5 other players. The flop is 10 10 Q. Everyone proceeds to check around, including myself. The turn is a Jack! I just boated. The pre-flop raiser bets the pot and basically pushes himself all-in. I push all-in and he calls for his remaining chips. The River is another Jack and he shows Q10. He flopped a boat, slowed played it and lost.. Lesson here is to never slow play in Omaha!
Aces vs Aces: My hand of the night was also in Omaha. I have pocket Aces and a suited King with a rag. I pot it pre-flop and get re-potted by another player. A third player decides to push all his chips in for around $180. I push all in for my remaining ~$200 and the guy that re-potted me calls. The pot is around $640 all pre-flop! The flop is 845 with 2 spades. I have AK in spades. I show my hand. The turn and river are 2 Kings. Everyone checks their hands and one guy mucks and the other guy who re-potted me is frustrated. He also had pocket Aces, but no redraw.. The $640 pot is pushed to me... One guy comments that he had pocket fives... Good thing I raised.
Now, I am up over $400. I can pay back my marker and take home a nice profit. I played a few more rounds of Hold'em. I started getting some cards, Jacks and Kings. Most everyone folded on the flop to my continuation bet. I left shortly after a 7 hour session for a profit of $233 for the night. This month has truly been record setting. The best month since last April and it marks 8 straight months of winning.