My first casino cash game..
So we went on vacation this weekend, and there just *happened* to be a casino nearby, I found out the 1/2 NL games (the only stakes they offered) start at 6pm and I signed up. Very early on, I c bet at a pot, then on the turn, then on the river only to get called down by some fellow playing junk that hit runner runner to get 2 pair. No problem, buy in again, lesson learned... I'm playing against 9 Phone Booths.
These people were the dictionary definition of Loose. There were lots and lots of hands that I was the ONLY one not in the hand. I was floored at the play. I had assumed that I'd be up against some super tight and ultra aggressive poker players, wow was I wrong. If they had "pot odds
" whatever that meant to them, they called with anything. I mean anything at all. So I come across this hand:
There were 10 people at the table, and for this hand UTG will be seat 1, and the BB will be seat 10. Button was 8, and I was seat 7.
I am dealt J♣
1 calls $2
2 calls $2
3 calls $2
4 calls $2
5 calls $2
6 calls $2
7 I think, hmm, lets build the pot a little bit. I raise to $6
8- 10, and then 1-6 all call... pots now $60
Flop comes K♣ J♦ 9♣
ok, I got middle pair, gutshot and flush draw, not too bad. Lets see what everyone does....
ok, doesn't look like anyone yet has a King, lets test the waters a bit. I lead out with a $12 bet.
8 calls $12
9, 10 fold
1,2,3,4,5 all call $12
pots now $144
Well, they can't all have a King, maybe they are all on a draw??
Turn comes a blank (like a 2of hearts ), and the betting goes like this:
1-5 check, I bet $12
the other 6 people all call..
pots now over $200
I'm digging myself a big hole. This is looking bad.
River comes another blank, like a 4 of diamonds.
Now what to do, I got a pair of Jacks, thats it. Theres GOT to be a king at least out there with this many in the hand still, why are they checking?
Screw it, maybe they missed their draws.
I bet $12..
8 calls $12
1 calls $12
2 calls $12
3 calls $12
4 calls $12
5 calls $12
I think, oh well, I just pissed away my money because I wasn't aggressive enough, and I turn over my JT..
Person 8, turns over J6 offsuit, got the 6 outkicked...
person 1 mucks
person 2 mucks
person 3 mucks
person 4 mucks
person 5 mucks..
So I won this enormous pot, basically tripled up with a lousy middle pair. WTF were these people doing??
I walked away $285 richer and stunned at the poor play I was a witness to. I played nothing even close to good poker, but Saturday night, it appears that was more than adequate.