Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Mrs. SoxLover's Fun with Hiltons

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but my wife is a budding poker player herself. Sunday night while I was asleep she experienced a most brutal bad beat with Hilton Sisters leaving her out 166th in a 1350+ player 3$ tourney on stars (31 short of the cash). She tried to recall the hand but probably was too scarred to get it just right, so I pulled up the history for her:

PokerStars Game #1981173776: Tournament #9111725, Hold'em No Limit - Level IX (300/600) - 2005/06/27 - 00:10:17 (ET)
Table '9111725 80' Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: n3xus2 (11245 in chips)
Seat 2: chowmein (8358 in chips)
Seat 3: VTepes (12279 in chips)
Seat 4: conkys kid (26898 in chips)
Seat 5: MrSnirdly (14320 in chips)
Seat 6: 5odGooch (14673 in chips)
Seat 7: EbbetsField (5500 in chips)
Seat 8: smirnoff_86 (14895 in chips)
Seat 9: semloh (5919 in chips)
n3xus2: posts the ante 50
chowmein: posts the ante 50
VTepes: posts the ante 50
conkys kid: posts the ante 50
MrSnirdly: posts the ante 50
5odGooch: posts the ante 50
EbbetsField: posts the ante 50
smirnoff_86: posts the ante 50
semloh: posts the ante 50
EbbetsField: posts small blind 300
smirnoff_86: posts big blind 600
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to VTepes [Qd Qc]
semloh: folds
n3xus2: folds
chowmein: folds
VTepes: raises 1200 to 1800
conkys kid: folds
MrSnirdly: folds
5odGooch: folds
EbbetsField: folds
smirnoff_86: calls 1200
*** FLOP *** [Qh Kc Jd]
smirnoff_86: bets 13045 and is all-in
VTepes: calls 10429 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Qh Kc Jd] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [Qh Kc Jd Jh] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
smirnoff_86: shows [Ad Jc] (four of a kind, Jacks)
VTepes: shows [Qd Qc] (a full house, Queens full of Jacks)
n3xus2 said, "oh jesus"
smirnoff_86 collected 25208 from pot
MrSnirdly said, "ouch"

Ouch is right MrSnirdly!

Mrs. SoxLover: "I'll never look at queens the same way again."

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In my less interesting saga, polar opposites in two 50+5 9 player sit and goes on Stars this evening. First one, I was out in hand #1 bluffing into a rivered full house.

Second tourney lasted 49 hands down to the bubble, and then in what I think was a personal record, a grueling 87 hands 4-handed, with both the chip lead and the short stack rotating at least once through each player. Three handed was another 24 hands. Heads up only lasted 2 hands with my short stack doubling up once against a massive leader (11.5k to 2k) but not twice when my K6o fell to 89o rivering a straight. Good, tight players on that table.

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