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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Return of Office Poker

After what seems like months, we finally had an office poker game. Of course we only had seven people and three of them were just friends with one of our co-workers, but who's counting?Things did not go quite as well as I had hoped. I could not get a hole card higher than an eight to save my life. I think I saw two flops until we went up to the third level of blinds. Since I had pretty much stayed out of the action, I wasn't hurting too bad, but the blinds were starting to get expensive. I finally got a pair of nines in the hole, and if felt as though I had bullets. The most aggressive player in our game of coarse raised pre-flop, which made me a bit nervous, but I called anyway. If it was anyone else, I would have considered laying them down, because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to call a bet with overcards on the board, but I had risk it. The flop came [A 9 9]. Of coarse I check here, and Mr aggressive goes all in. I instantly call, and he flips over big slick. That must really suck when you finally hit with big slick, and out of nowhere someone pulls four of a kind. I enjoyed it though.

After winning that pot, I was able to play bully for a while, up until we got down to three people. We kept going back and forth, no one really wanting to bet anything since the blinds were so high. I finally got dealt a pair of Jacks, and decided just to raise rather than going all in since I didn't want to scare people away. Turns out I'd regret that choice as I get called then put all in when my opponent's K Q pair the board on the flop. I thought he was bluffing at the King and called, and earned myself a third place finish for my efforts. Of coarse only the top two paid.

For some reason, while I hate losing, I don't mind losing in online poker nearly as much as I do in a live game. Maybe its just because I know the people that I am playing with, but I think I'm still on tilt from that loss. I'm pretty sure if I wanted to play now, that I would do better just handing out money to people because I am so frustrated. Oh well. I took a lot of these people's money the last time we played, so I guess its only fair that they get some back.

Hopefully we'll manage to get a game together next week, and I'll do a little better. We'll see.


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