The worst hand in holdem
I was just perusing the forums till I saw this thread. has to register and post.
8 weeks after my 21st birthday.
I roll into my local casino ready to take on the world. I'd just watched "Rounders" so I knew what to do...
I tried to get a seat in the 1-2nl game, but it was full. The floorman said "we have a 2-5nl game just starting, would you like to try it instead?"
Sure. what's the worst that could happen?
I bought in for the max ($500) and sat down with my full rack of glossy red chips. I won the privilege of being the big blind the first hand.
"Sir, you have to post. Post. It means to put $5 out as the big blind."
Then the cards were in the air. I eagerly looked down at my cards, careful to keep all emotion off my face.
Fold, fold, fold. Wow, no one actually plays when they come to a casino. Fold, fold, fold. at this rate, they'll be no one in the hand. The guy who had stuck in $2 looks at me. I smile. I'm having fun!
He tosses in a $5 chip and pulls back his change.
I look down at my cards again. The red 7 and black 2 mock me.
The dealer has burned a card. She deals off three more and flips them over. I do an amazing job of keeping my composure.
There on the blue felt, were three of the prettiest 7's I had ever seen.
My small blind friend bet the size of the pot. I looked at the dealer. "I can raise right?" She nodded with a knowing smile at my opponent.
I raised. My opponent reraised me. I called.
To this day I do not remember what the turn and river cards were. All I do remember is we were all-in on the turn, and he turned his hand over first: AA. I turned over the 72, and his face got a bit red.
As the dealer pushed me the $996 pot, the man on the other side leaned in and whispered, "You know who that is? that's Chicago Dave. back in the day, he might've shot you after a beat like that."
I got up, cashed out and left. (I didn't know about tipping dealers)
I've learned a little since then. (I tip dealers now)
I hope to learn more at this forum, and never get drawn out on like that. ever.