March 12, 2006


Forgot to mention my other boneheaded play from yesterday:

I have A-something in the hole, flop comes A-A-10. I am golden at this point, how can I lose with that hand. I make a minimal bet, hoping to get callers and build up the pot by not giving away the invincibility of my hand.

Turn comes with a rag, and I bet heavy. I am hoping he thinks I made a small pair with that rag, or that I am bluffing - I want him to call me and my set of Aces. He does. (I actually think I had gone all in here, and we flipped our cards)

The river comes with a 7 of diamonds, complete rag......yeah, Baby!

Er...eek! That was all he needed to complete his freakin' flush.

Had I bet heavier on the flop, he probably wouldn't have called. By the time I made my move, he had made a pair and had a flush draw - the odds were right for him to call. Ouch!

I was so blinded by those beautiful aces, I lost sight of the other possibilities in front of me. Fortunately, I had more chips than he did at that point, so I wasn't completely out, and I managed to recover. But, DAMN! Just....DAMN!

Also, forgot to mention that it was SG who crushed me and my three aces. Just makes it that much more embarrassing. *damn*

Posted by Vox at March 12, 2006 03:15 PM | TrackBack | poker

I need a glossary to follow these posts. From the first one, I assumed that 'River' was another player, but this post rules that out. It has been a while since I have played poker, but I don't remember 'river' as a term of art.

(Am I at least correct that 'board' is a reference to the table, particularly everyone's up cards?)

Posted by: BK at March 12, 2006 04:44 PM

Sorry, didn't figure anyone would actually be reading the poker ones ;-)

Texas Hold 'em starts with two cards to each player (their "hole" cards), then a round of betting. Next comes the "flop", three community cards dealt face up - another round of betting. Next comes the "turn", a fourth community face-up card - another round of betting. The final face-up card is called the "river" - then another round of betting.

The best five cards play, so you can use both or neither of your hole cards to make your hand. If the best hand is the five cards on the board, the pot would get split among the players still in the pot. If you have a pair of 6's in your hand and the board has two 7's and two 10's, a player with a card higher than a 6 in their hand beats you.

A little clearer?

Posted by: Vox at March 12, 2006 05:23 PM

Oh, and a "rag" would be a card that doesn't help anyone.

Or, in this case, doesn't seem to because I was too busy counting my winnings [sigh]

Posted by: Vox at March 12, 2006 05:51 PM

That helps. I have never played that type of poker.
I figured a "rag" was a junk card. I did not guess that "flop" was a technical term.

Posted by: BK at March 12, 2006 09:39 PM