NEVER play random Home Games with people you don't know
Tonight, I've ran into this house party next to my university where there were mechanics who probably had stack of cooler decks. I was at the library playing on full tilt during this afternoon when I was playing ofc freeroll and cardschat freeroll while this skinny douche approached me and asked me if I can come over to his house since it's Saturday night. He seemed friendly and I decided to join since I didn't mind playing live poker where I don't have to drive 30 minutes. Buy-in was 40-100 dollars cash game. We were playing 1/2. I was playing for about an hour, started with 40 while I was up about 80. But I smelled something fishy when I saw two people having quads(not at same time). One of them rivered quad 7s. 20 hands later or so, other guy made his quads on the turn. Later, the host's friend joins in and during his deal, I was dealt pocket 9s. I called 8 dollar pre-flop and flopped a set since Flop came out K T 9. But when there was a raise and a call in front of me, I folded my set on purpose. I was on cutoff and small blind raised and fat f--k smooth-called in front of him from utg-2 who previously raised. I was assuming one of them has higher set and I'm drawing dead. The vibe was very shady. The second I folded my set, one of the guys who previously had quads looked at me suspiciously as if he's wondering why i folded a set, like he knew what I had when he's not even in the hand. Fat f--k from utg-2 who previously had quads flopped a straight while I don't know what other guy had since he mucked his hand. I walked out with over 60 dollars, so pretty much slightly over 20 dollar profit. But the apartment just looked very shady. One of the guys who previously had quads had about over 400 bucks while person who flopped a straight on me had over 300 in the end.
I'm wondering if anyone stepped into random home game where mechanics were involved or cooler decks were involved. I'm getting a good feeling that they rigged the deck and secretly setted the decks because when the host's friend comes in, why did I flop a set on his deal while his friend makes a straight? I don't know how to explain this situation because it's one of those times where you had to be there to find out. This story doesn't seem to make sense but this happened tonight. On top of that, I was served with wine, beer, food, etc. There's no reason for them to do this for random person they do not know. I can only think of one reason why they're doing this. A plot to take my money.
Advice to everyone. NEVER play random home games with people you do NOT know. I'm just happy I didn't go broke. I've played home games with friends I know but this was my first time playing home game with people I do not know. It was very shady. Maybe Im' just being too sensitive and false accusing them but the feeling was just weird.
I mean, of course, it's a common thing where someone can flop a set while other flops a straight or someone can flop a straight while other person rivers quads but this place just seemed fishy when I saw 2 quads within one hour session and that when I folded a set, someone had a straight while one of the guys who previously had a set kept looking at me. Not only that, why did so many people flop sets. I flopped a set. Two of the guys flopped a set who turned it into quads. I'm guessing that person who mucked his hand probably had strong hand himself but inferior to villain's hand.
If this was casino or full tilt, I would've played aggressively with the set but during this home game, all I was thinking was, too many people flopped set in this home game. Is this a hand that will make me broke? I honeslty do not know how to explain this. I've done something where I would never do in REAL poker game
, such as folding a flopped set on semi-coordinated board or barely coordinated board.