Its a Straight Flush!!
Sorry folks I haven’t written on my blog for some time, you know how life can be sometimes…
But this story I just have to share with you, because its not often that something like this happens. Last night I was playing in our poker club. Do you have a poker club? A bunch of guys have got together and decided to form a poker club, its mainly fun, social poker and we meet once a month. You should give it a go and form a poker club, if you haven’t already.
We bought a fancy poker table and the buy-ins are $20, all the money goes to the top 3 finishers. So far we have only played no-limit Texas Hold’em, but as the players get more experienced, I think we will introduce other types of poker.
Our table was 6 handed, 2 new players who knew a little about poker and 4 old hands… play was a bit slow in the beginning because we were explaining a lot about how things worked – but that’s the whole point of the club, to meet interesting people and play poker, no matter what level you are.
Anyway, the 4 old hands were having a serious attempt to out-do each other, whilst the 2 newcomers were playing very cautiously… so it was kind of a weird game. After an hour my stack was bleeding bad, because I had been taking some seriously crazy gambles. I had a heads-up with Terry, who always wants to beat me! And, he mostly did last night, until I took him out with this hand…
I got dealt a 2,3 of hearts and thought ok lets have a go with this, lets see if I’m a gonna get me some more hearts… I slowed played it cautiously to the flop…
…and bang down they all came on the flop… I couldn’t believe it! Whats more, not just any old hearts, but a 4,5,6 of hearts… oh boy!!! I struggled to contain myself… to keep a straight poker face.
Terry had the better of me all night and it came down to me and him again. He had a pair of something or other, who cares… but he was worried about the hearts… he thought he was in with a chance, until I went all-in.
“Do you have hearts?”, he asked with a smile.
I replied whilst putting my hand on my heart, “Oh yes, a big heart” and gave him a smile back. Actually it was probably more of a leer!
He thought I was bluffing, I think my smile worked… sold him down the river. He was convinced I was still hurting after my loses and so he decided to take me on and also go all-in. Ha.. big mistake!! Don’t know why he didnt just call.. ego I suppose. When I turned my cards over, none of us could believe its a straight flush and on the flop too!!
Bye – bye Terry, home early to bed for you tonight.
Heh dealer shuffle dem cards properly