Friday, March 31, 2017
The hand was largely uninteresting, but timely. Starting in April, they're moving to a progressive jackpot type of bad beat from a flat format. If we had hit the bad beat 2 days later, we would have received $0 for the effort because the poker room is apparently not seeding the jackpot. Anyway, here's the hand retelling:
I look down at 9 9 after a limper to my right & raise to $12. I get called in 4 spots and we take a 5-way flop of 8h5h2s. Pretty good flop for pocket 9's, right? I lead for $35 and get called in every spot except for the guy to my right who thinks for a good minute or so before raising to $85 or $90. Hmmm.... Not so good for pocket 9's anymore. I fold. Guy to my left thinks for a bit and jams his $~125 remaining. It folds back to the check raiser to calls off the remaining amount.
Both parties reveal without ado... Not both of the hands I'd expect, but I made the correct laydown. Guy to my right has 55 for a flopped mid set and guy to my left has 34ss (????). He's a bit drunk, so I give him that. I honesetly expected a set vs. 67hh or something like that, but good for him!
Turn is a 5s and he starts cheering for the backdoor flush, not realizing his opponent just hit quad 5's and he's drawing semi-dead. He also doesn't realize that he should be cheering for a straight flush, as he now has 2 outs to win the hand. Well, fate smiled upon him on this dreary night, because an Ace of spades arrived on the river-- Barry Greenstein'ed! He doesn't even realize that he has a steel wheel. In fact, it took me a moment to realize that we had a bad beat - quad 5's beaten by a straight flush! No one at the table realized it until I started cheering that we hit the bad beat!
Unfortunately, I was only able to snap off one shot of the bad beat... You can zoom in and see the hand, but there it is: quads vs. a steel wheel. Nice hand, Mr. drunk guy! This one's to you!
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