Sunday, May 08, 2005
Happy Moms Day
My awsome skills at poker have been well documented here on this blog; I beat my mom, I beat my dad and I almost beat fhwrdh.
But did you listen? No, sir, you did not. So you had to pay. MWA HA AHA HA
Here's how the night went down: I finally got a babysitter and made it to lkim's infamous home game. As I slid my copy of Harrington on Hold Em into my bag I blinked my eyes real big like a frightened little deer and said "Now you boys might have to remind me of the betting and rules."
I was seated at table 1 seat 1 (out of 3 tables and 24 seats), fhwrdh was way across the room at table 3. This would have been fine if my whole "*blink* *blink* I don't know much about poker *blink* routine hadn't been sabotaged when fhwrdh called to me "facty, how ya doin?" and I replied - "bout even - stole the blinds once but thats it" oops!
So I sit and I fold and I wait for the cards to come and I wait and I wait and the folding feels like its never going to stop when all of a sudden KQo. Best cards I've seen all afternoon. I raise. "Last hand before the break!" lkim announces. One caller. Here comes the flop: K Q K. Hey, I think to myself, I bet that's the nuts right there. so I check. Other player min bets. I call. The turn is a 6 I check and call another min bet. River is a 10. I check again and the other player goes all in. I call - he shows an Ace high straight - I was so excited that I SLAPPED my cards down on the table. (I really am not the type of person who rubs peoples nose in their defeat but I was stoked). A loud whoop went out through the room and shouts of "How ya like my boat, BITCH" went up as I doubled up to assume my rightful place as Your Chip Leader. It was pretty awesome.
During the break I called home to my beautiful babysitter to ask her if she could stay a little later than planned - after a little convincing she said yes (thank you thank you Miss!).
I only remember 2 other hands that night. Number one where I was delt The Hammer so I raised (fhwrdh said that if I want to be a real poker blogger I have to raise, win and show The Hammer). I bet super aggressively and pushed the stand up comic next to me off his small pair. I flashed my hand to pokergeek and I think he was proud of me... or was that terror in his eyes?
The other hand I remember is my last - it was just after the Editor suggested we chop because we were down to 1st, 2nd and 3rd and I needed to get back to the kids. We ended up playing more and the next hand was the end for me. It wasn't a bad beat, and I didn't feel like I made an error - I had KTc and I called an all in thinking BC next to me probably had a small pair. He did - 7s and we flopped turned and rivered and they held up. I was crippled. I took 3rd and kept my own bounty (5 bucks) and was happy with how it all went.
I had a great time, got to play my awesome poker and met some great people. lkim is the best host ever.
But wait! The night's not over!
We got home and our kids and lovely babysitter had baked the brownies pictured above. See now? That's the real reason you shouldn't play cards with me... because I am the luckiest mom in the world.
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