Thursday at the Chuck. I've seen a gentleman go through $1.2k within the past two hours. I've been in the habit of back raising him, since he's wont to raise limpers to $12 and call any 3bets (of reasonable size; my most recent one was $45). At any rate, my session is effectively over - I just called down the LAG who flopped two pair turned boat (2 3 from UTG) and my stack sits at $120 or thereabout. Prior to the hand I'm about to describe, I debated topping off, but opted to just run my orbit out & be done with the session. Anyone who reads my blog and/or comments knows that I NEVER do this; I'm always at $180+ no matter. On this particular night, though, I was into the game for 2 buy ins + and just wanted to end & be done without fishing out money from my pocket.
Anyway, I'm UTG now - this is literally my last hand. I look down and see Ah8h and opt to limp. This is a very loose aggro table - a whipsaw. Last hand, modest hand. Well, LAG (immediately on my left) that I paid off earlier raises to $15 with $~600 behind. This starts a chain reaction and I see 5 callers before it winds its way around to me. I call (pot odds if I ever heard of them...) with $~105 behind and we see a ~7 way flop (including me) of KhTh3h. Yahtzee!
$~100 in the pot - I opt to check my nuts and the LAG leads for $50. It calls 4 ways before coming around to the seat on my right, who pops it to $150. I sigh & call (obviously), and 3 players call the $150 behind, creating a sidepot. Turn is a 6s and dude to my right leads for $240 with $380 behind. LAG shoves all in, 2 folds and dude to my right calls.
River is a brick and I take the main pot of $500+ - though the real winner of the hand was probably the dude to my right with a set of 3's - the side pot was over $1k. The LAG apparently had QhJx, and another player hit a low flush and folded it (he was deep too).
From a poker standpoint, this was a somewhat boring, standard hand. From a statistical standpoint, this was such a weird hand. I did not bet a single round, yet made ~5x my money. I was just astounded that a set of 3's was able to extract so much value out of the hand...
Anyway, that hand broke me even on the session and I would go on to show a decent profit for the night.