Friday night turned into a good night for me after a slow start. I started out slowly losing, but ended strong. I started with $200 and slowly bleed it down to around $100. It was mainly due to me chasing to many draws from the blinds. I started to build it back to even after a couple of hours of winning small pots. The table was pretty tight (after Nicole busted out..) and I felt that I had to give someone a bad beat to pay me off.
Cracking pocket Kings with pocket Queens: The first big pot was when I had pocket Queens. A guy that I never played with, was straddling all night long and hitting big hands on his straddle. Two of the times he hit pocket Kings and no one believed him and once another guy had pocket Queens against him. Well, would you believe that when I had pocket Queens, he also had pocket Kings, again for the 3rd time that night!!!! Damm. Well, all the money went in pre-flop and the pot was over $430. This time his kings didnt hold up. I hit my set on the turn and the board paired on the river.. Now I was back in the game with over $400 in front of me.
Later, in the night I hit a set of sixes, no action after the flop... and then a set of Kings, no action again after the flop. I did make over $120 on the hand, since I pre-flop raised to $55 and actually had 2 people call me. I have no idea what they had, but they folded on the flop. I had one big blind special with J9. I hit trip Jacks and then quads on the turn. I slowed played to Sean, but he didn't bet the river..
Cracking pocket Aces with Pocket 33s: Then the big hand of the
night. I have pocket 33s and limp in. A young kid who has been playing very solid raises to $15 behind me. Their are two other callers, so I call. The flop is Q3J. I just hit bottom set. The two callers check and I bet $45. The kid starts counting a re-raise, but then decides to smooth call me. The other two guys fold. I sense the kid has either an over pair or is slow playing top set. The turn is a blank and I bet $75, figuring if he does have a set then he would let me know now. He smooth calls again!
Now I figure the kid must have pocket kings or Aces and knows I am tight. He isn't sure what I have, but cant fold his hand. The river is the case three! Giving me QUAD 3333s.. Now I have the nuts! It docent matter what he has. I think for a moment what he will call, but then think if he does have a set or Aces, then he should call an over bet. I push in two stacks for a total of $200. He instant calls! and shows me pocket Aces. I say "two pair.." and the table goes crazy!!!
The kid gave me allot of respect! He said he didn't re-raise on the flop, because he knew I played tight. It also helped that Bill was calling me the "Silent Assassin" and this probably put the fear of God in em. Anyways, this is really my edge! People will slow play a big hand to me, not sure what I have and if they happen to have the nuts they will push hard to get me to fold my set. Which makes for an easy lay down, since you have to be crazy to bluff me.
After that hand, my stack is close to $800 now and I play a bit more donking off a few chips after hitting some more small pocket pairs and AK. I finally leave at 5:30am, cashing out for $755....