Sunday, September 23, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday Night 9

9 Players tonight, and we played two rounds.

In round one, Tim was the first to go on hand number 3. His pair of aces got unlucky when Becky hit trip 6's on the river. But he helped Jen (who after about an hour or so, seemed much more interested in the rain, spiders, and polar bowling than playing with the massive chip stack she'd collected. Andrew and Jen slowly eliminated everyone until they ended up heads up, with Jen having a large chip stack. Andrew doubled up after about 7 hands, and after taking the chip lead, he was able to finish the deal.

Becky and Jen couldn't join us for round 2, so we played 7 handed. Tim exited first again, and we played 6 handed for quite sometime. Mike was down to 3 chips at one point, and was able to rebound to around 40 or so. I had my best hand with a little luck. Jordan raised pre-flop and I called with A-10 of diamonds. On of flop that gave two diamonds, Jordan bet out a small amount, and I made the call. When the turn gave me the nut flush, Jordan bet all-in, and I easily called. He turned over pocket A's, and I had him drawing dead. That took me to around 1/3 of the chips in play. From there, I was able to control the table and eventually took Jordan out heads up (after doubling him once) with pocket 6's.

Next week is a maybe. With Brett in town, I may be out and about. I'll send another post out later when I know for sure. Cheers, P

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Desert Run

After last weeks cheesecake, it became apparent that we needed another desert (I smell a trend going forward with other pablosplace games). So, about 20 minutes into round one, we agreed that the first person to bust was making a desert run. The honor went to Tay, who humbly declined. The second person out was Tim, who responded with great enthusiasm. About 30 minutes later, we had the tub of strawberry vanilla ice cream. Good stuff. Not the promised ice cream sandwiches mind you, but more delicious.

After Tay and Tim, Traci was next to go, followed by Brian busting Andrew. That left me heads up with Brian, and a chip deficit of 5 to 1. I lost most of my chips on the third hand when my fives came up short against Brians two pair. Left with a short stack, I went all in with A-3, and Brian called with J's. I failed to improve, and round 1 went to Brian.

On the first hand of round two, I lost 40% of my chips on the first hand to Brian. Tay was again first to go, followed by a hand that got most of my chips. Whit a board of 7-7-J, and Tim all-in pre-flop, I bet out, and Brian called. The turn was a 4, and I bet out again, Brian raised all in, and I immediately called turning over 8-7 of hearts. Brians pair two pair didn't improve, and I more than doubled up, also eliminating Tim. Andrew went out next, followed by Brian, leaving Traci and I heads up. After 8 hands, I turned a full house, and called Traci's all in to take the pot and the round.

We went late in the night, and had a ton of fun and some really good laughs. Andrew was really on a roll. So far, we look good for this coming Friday. Gator, P

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Poker and Cheesecake

A magical combination.

We were able to enjoy a magnificent combination last night; mixing poker with birthday cheesecake. The Oreo cookie cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory didn't add to my poker playing abilities, as I was bounced out 4th in round one, and 5th in round two (of the 5 players we had).

Or table was graced by a new player at pablosplace last night (loved the company Beth), and she held her own in round 2 quite well.

Round one saw Beth taken down by Traci when she moved all in with K-6 on a board of Q-J-J. Traci made the call with her Q, and had Beth covered. The board didn't improve, and Beth was gone. The remaining four played for sometime until I decided that I didn't like chips any. Big slick wasn't so great for me. Traci went out to Andrew in third, giving him a huge stack heads up versus Tim. Tim had a good go, but eventually succumbed to the large stack.

In round two, I syphoned off all my chips to Tim early (Again with A-K) as Tim paired his 10's off the flop. I failed to improve and went out first. Beth later eliminated both Traci and Andrew on the same hand, and left herself in great position, virtually equal heads up to Tim. They went about 20 hands deep until eventually Tim came out on top.

We had a lot of laughs (and a lot more song than usual). Next Friday looks good for right now. Cheers, P