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    Poker Stories

    Unlike most poker players, I love hearing stories about other people's big hands, big pots, bad beats, tounaments, whatever! Feel free in this thread to tell us your poker stories. Here is my latest story.

    I played on Friday night and it was a roller coaster session filled with huge hands. I had four separate $1K swings in 8 hours at the $20-$40 table. I won a hand with straight flush over straight flush, lost an $800 pot with top set, and this was the hand of the night.

    The table folded to the cutoff who raised to $40, the button (a weak player on tilt) called and the SB folded. I looked down and saw two black aces. Not wanting to give away the strength of my hand, I smooth called. The flop

    Ah-Js-6h

    I don't want to lose customers with top set so I decided to check and see what happens. The original raiser checked as well but the button decided to bet. I stole a glance at the original raiser who prematurely picked up his hand indicating he was folding. At this point I decided to check raise because there are very few hands the the button could continue to bet on the turn. If he has a flush draw he will take the free card and if he has a jack he will be scared I have an ace and check. After my raise to $40 he calls. The turn

    Ah-Js-6h-8c

    I lead out with a $40 bet and he raises to $80 instantly. I come back over the top and make it $120 with the nuts. The river

    Ah-Js-6h-8c-8s

    I lead out with a $40 bet and he again raised to $80. This time I am not so quick to re-raise because he actually could have a hand that beats me and he looked very confident. I had to analyze whether or not he would actually bet in last position with a pocket pair of eights. After about 30 seconds I decided that it was much more likely that he held either A-8 or J-8 and I re-raised to $120. He called and screamed out boat and turned over A-8. I very calmly turned over my pocket aces and claimed a $700 pot. It took the dealer another 30 seconds to explain to the gentlemen that he lost the hand to a higher full house.

    Anyway, it was a good night. Here is a photo of my chip stack right before I left for the night.


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    I don't know how many times I've had the same situation, always with A/8. I had it happen on Pokerstars on the 5/10 tables so many times... I had something similar happen with around a $3500 pot. I knew the guys style before I sat down, he would always do the same thing, same style you explained that he did basically.

    What a noob that you had to explain it to him.

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    Here are a two fantastic hands from the Borgata $20-$40 game on Saturday night (6/26/10). The hands occurred in the main game and were consecutive hands dealt.

    PRE-FLOP

    A very skilled player from early position (EP) raises to $40. The fish at the table who has already been all in twice and both times staved off the knock out blow calls the $40 from middle position (MP). The button is an former member of the New York Yankees now in his 60's and wearing his championship ring. He is solid but likes action and he calls as well. I am in the small blind and look down at two black kings and re-raise to $60. The big blind folds and the other three players just call leaving the pot at $260.


    FLOP

    Kh-Kd-10d

    After crippling the deck I check, hoping they will think I am scared of A-K and take a stab at the pot. The skilled player in EP checks as well but the fish leads out with a $20 bet. The Yankee folds and I smooth call not wanting to lose my only customer. The last player folds and I am heads up with the fish with a $300 pot.


    TURN

    Kh-Kd-10d-6c

    This card is essentially a brick and the fish has $40 in his hand. I decide to go for the check raise knowing he will pay me off. He bites and shoots me a nasty look as he calls the extra $40. The pot is now a respectable $460.

    RIVER

    Kh-Kd-10d-6c-3s

    I lead out on the river and he calls quickly. Before I flip my hand over he asks "Do you have aces?" I just laughed as I revealed my cards and the whole table went nuts. It is not often that you see someone flop quads. Ironically, I had flopped quad tens about an hour before and cracked pocket kings in the "must move" game. The $540 pot left the fish short stacked with exactly $160. I didn't know this at the time but found out very quickly in the next hand.





    PRE-FLOP

    The fish opens for a raise to $40, the Yankee re-raises to $60 in the cutoff, and I cold cap to $80 on the button with A-K of clubs. The big blind joins the party as four of us see the flop with $330 in the pot.


    FLOP

    As-6h-4h

    The BB checks and the fish leads out $20. The Yankee calls, I raise to $40, the BB folds, the fish re-raises to $60, the Yankee folds. I look down to see that the fish only has $20 and I put him all in knowing I have the best hand. He calls and turns over A-Q of hearts. He has 11 outs twice but is behind in a $510 pot. Unfortunately, the fish filled his flush right on the turn and took it down.

    As-6h-4h-8h-Jc

    It was another roller coaster night and this time I left up $700 for the evening.

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    All I know is that LeHigh taught me I'm from Missouri

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Kavanaugh View Post
    All I know is that LeHigh taught me I'm from Missouri
    LOL!

    Glad ya had a winning night, Lehigh. It's always nice.

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    I've played hundreds and probably thousands of hands of free poker. I played primarily on AOL poker and I was always smokin' but never won a tournament. I know I got 8th in a tournament with close to 3,000 people in it, after that finish I got many places in the top 100 but I'd always get screwed by lady luck.
    I play on Poker Stars now, but very rarely. I had close to 100K in chips the first week or so, then lost them all, not really being attention and being pissed, never got back on my feet.
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    Free games are so much different then cash games. When it's your money you play much differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Kavanaugh View Post
    Free games are so much different then cash games. When it's your money you play much differently.
    I would imagine so. I would play with real money...but out of everything I've ever done, that really is one legal ramification I want nothing to do with!
    Travis
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoneyeagles View Post
    I've played hundreds and probably thousands of hands of free poker. I played primarily on AOL poker and I was always smokin' but never won a tournament. I know I got 8th in a tournament with close to 3,000 people in it, after that finish I got many places in the top 100 but I'd always get screwed by lady luck.
    I play on Poker Stars now, but very rarely. I had close to 100K in chips the first week or so, then lost them all, not really being attention and being pissed, never got back on my feet.
    I have millions of free money chips on Pokerstars. I will send you some if you want. I can't do it while I am at work though. I won't be home until late tonight (4AM+). Going to Borgata to play. Lost $700 last night. I flopped a straight flush one hand and that was my only notable win of the entire night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh96 View Post
    I have millions of free money chips on Pokerstars. I will send you some if you want. I can't do it while I am at work though. I won't be home until late tonight (4AM+). Going to Borgata to play. Lost $700 last night. I flopped a straight flush one hand and that was my only notable win of the entire night.
    No I'm good but thanks for the offer
    I'm not really as focused or as comfortable on Poker Stars as I am on AOL Poker.
    Congrats on that straight flush, only pulled one of those maybe once or twice. I remember in one tournament it was down to the top 20 or so, and I was playing against a quick poker buddy I made. Me and him got moved from table to table when the tournament still had thousands of people in it. We got separated for quite some time, then met up. I don't remember what I had exactly, I think I had a pair of some kind, and when I went all in, and he called, he had a straight flush, and that was on the flop! I ended up with a three of a kind I remember that, but I couldn't beat what he had. I remember it exactly.

    8-9-10-J-Q (Clubs)
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