I played for an hour and 45 minutes on Friday night. I made $210 or about $120 per hour. Not to bad if I say so myself... I wasn't going to play this weekend, I had someone coming over for the the weekend, but had a couple of hours to spare. So I figured I would burn some time and play a little. I only bought in for $150, thinking I didn't want to lose to much. That turned out to be a mistake after my first big hand. It was 10 minutes into the game and I have pocket 44s under the gun. I limp in and the small blind, Zane, rasies to $12. I call and everyone else folds. The flop is A45. Zane bets out $15. I re-raise to $45. The turn is a 9 and Zane checks. I bet $50 and he check-raises me all-in for my remaining $46. Zane says, "I guess you hit your set.." The river is a Queen and he shows 2-pair. German, sitting next to me, says yeah that's what I put you on... And they were right.. my set of 444s takes it down... My stack goes to about $250.
A few hands later I get AQ and limp in. The flop is A,10,A. The big blind bets $6 and I re-raise to $15. The turn is a 7 and he checks. I bet $25 and he calls. The river is a rag and he checks. I bet another $25 and he calls again. I show my big Ace and he never shows.. Another nice $125 pot for me. My stack is now over $350 and I have only been playing for 1.5hrs.
A few minutes later I get pocket 10s on the button. Ireland calls my $15 pre-flop bet and $30 flop bet. The flop was Jack high. I check to the river and he had nothing, just AK.
Unfortunately, I have to leave shortly after. I never hit and run, as they say. I am the one that stays for 12hrs at a time, but I had someone waiting. It did feel good to make my goal for the weekend and go home a winner again.