Most organized home game I've ever played in.
I got a call last night around 11pm from a friend who wanted to know if I was interested in a $1000 buyin NL holdem poker game
. He said it was being held at a friend of his and I'd be surprised at the fishiness of the players.
So I grabbed up my lucky chip (a 5 franc chip from the casino in Monaco that I got in 1973) and off I went. I met my friend at his house, we went there together and I was impressed from the start.
As you walked in they had two off duty policemen doing the old airport scan to check for weapons. Downstairs in the basement they had 4 tables of 10 people, plus a dealer for each table. There was food and drink, all in the original "rake" which was $20 a person.
I thought it was totally reasonable. $20 for food, drink, security. Of course it's illegal since there's any fee charged but with two county police there and 2 others playing, I wasn't overly concerned about getting raided or robbed.
Maybe it's because I've run so bad online the past few weeks, maybe it was that lucky chip, something was different though. I don't think I lost a single race type hand, I kept crushing overpairs. Ended up winning just over $3500 for the evening and, more important, got invited back to dip at the trough again.
The funniest guy in the place was a Gus Hansen wannabe. I swear he saw 90% of the flops, he bought in 5 times before giving up around 4am. If he was part of the pot I never even thought about it, I just autoshoved.
It really was a great time. Not just because I won but because the players in the game were not the antisocial types you see online or in person, crying about every missed draw. I didn't hear the word donk once.
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