The beauty of luck in cash games.
This hand happened last night. It shows why I like cash games so much better than tournaments. This hand would not have played out like this in a tourney.
Live, 2/5 NLH
My hand, 10h7h
Pre flop: I'm in late/middle position at a fairly tight table, with a few guys that are regulars at this card room. 2 calls before me, I decide to call with the 10 7. Everyone calls till the BB raises it up to $25.
Two folds to me and I call, BB is a weak player that I have been able to out play after the flop and he is short stacked.
Button raises it $75 and is all in.
BB goes all in for only $20 more.
$95 more to me to get to a pot of almost $250.
I think for a while about what the BB could have. I decide hes on a weak middle pair, 5s-8s trying to buy it now with the extra money in it. I think I have two cards higher than his pair. I put the BB on a big ace and think that both of my cards are live, and I have a lot of chips at the time for the table (over $500). This hand will give me action for the rest of the night and I'm usually not this loose. I make the call.
Flop comes 2h, 8c, 2c.
I show 10 7, Button mucks his hand, (later said he had 9s)
BB flips A K
I take a nice pot.
I wanted to get in the hand with only the BB and out play him. When the button raised the whole hand changed. I had played with the BB a lot and am pretty familiar with how he plays. I thought I had a pretty good read on him. My only fault was my read on the button if he did have 9s, I didn't think he had a pair that good, but looking back at it, it is a play he would make with 9s and is very possible. Im pretty sure that if both my cards were alive it was pretty much even for all of us to take that pot (anyone know the odds
?). If he had the 9s, then I was a dog and the poker gods were smiling on me.