My venture to the casino..
Well! I went to the Niagra Casino yesterday with some buddies of mine to play some cards.. Was pretty nervous, never played in any serious live games before.. (When I asked for $300 in chips, the guy asked if i wanted it in 1's.. So I was like sure)... He hands me 3 racks of 1's... I'm like "Yep, so this is 3 stacks of high society right ? " He laughed and said yea for sure.. So anyways I get out 2 the table and the guy there says that I need at least $80 in red's so I head back and get $80 in 5's and $20 in 1's...
ANYWAYS I sit down at the table, and just play my normal game... Was folding, watching how others were playing... Didn't catch any cards for a good hour or two, and I was aware which players were mentally taking notes on my play... So I had decided to make a move, get my money back that was spent on blinds... I was in a pot heads up with K10 suited.. Flop came A,10,5... The guy lead out for $20, I decided to raise him to $50... He stared at me for a while, I was pumpin inside but remained calm outside, he folded and said "Ace with a queen kicker, you hit two pair ?" I just smiled and took the pot.
Alright, I'd been feeling more comfortable after that and stole a few other pots, was up to $150.. ($100 was the max for the table) When some guy that looked like a tourist sat down, fumbled all his chips onto the table and put in the BB bet. Guy A who is super aggressive Bet's out $7.. I'm looking at AK of hearts, I reraise to $18... And guy that just sat down says "Ok well, I'm all in"...
Wtf is he doing, is he just gambling ? Does he actually have a hand ? Guy A then calls his all in and the action is on me.. AK suited, Now the Guy A had gone all in with crap before, he was really really aggressive. The guy that just sat down, something about him made me think he didnt have a great hand, the way he just fumbled all his chips on the table like he didn't care at all.
Since the table limit was $100 that was the allin bet.. So I called leaving me with $50. Flop comes 3h Ks 7h, I'm thinkin Jackpot! As long as they don't have Aces, and even so I have my flush draw.. I push my $50 in and guy A calls..
Guy A has JJ, Random dude that just sat down had AQ.. Ace freaken queen.. of spades... I'm pretty sure you know what the next two cards that fell were... Spade spade.. He took down the $300 main pot, and I took the side pot for about $100.. (The worst part was, when a few of the other guys at the table said "wow you got lucky there" he just said "It wasn't luck, I've been playing for years" This guy then donked away $100 with pocket Queens by not raising preflop, and walked into a straight.. which is expected when you don't raise preflop with queens and have 7 others in the same pot)
I was going to rebuild my stack but I realized 3~4 hours had passed and my buddies were out at the bar getting a head start,so I packed it in and went over and they bought me a few beers after I told them about the hand. All in all a great experience for my first time playing live, and coming out even is definitly not a bad thing for me. (Oh and yes my sentence structure is horrible, give me a break I was out all night)