Flush beats a straight

Walking in my door last night after a long swim at the pool, what do I spy in my dinning room but a full fledged poker game! Chips piled high, beer bottles scattered low, and cards flying all around, my housemate, Francis, had Texas Hold ’em happening on our kitchen table.

Tossing in a $20, I took my chips and started the killing. Leading off with dumb questions (So how do I deal, again?) and bad bets (What? A pair of 3’s didn’t win?) I had fun with Frances’ poker crew till I pulled out the can of Vegas-learned whoop-ass.

In no short order, I cleaned out two of the five players with straights, flushes, and a full house. It was then down to just three and with an all-in before the flop, one player tried to go for gold with a pair of Queens. I had only an ace and 6, but even his all-in didn’t touch my original $20 so I called him. My housemate, the other player left, went all in too, just barely matching the pot. Over went the flop to the river and when the smoke cleared, Francis won with a pair of kings.

Knowing when to fold them, I called it a night, leaving the table with my original $20 as Francis counted up $120 and went to buy beer. Yeah, he’s stocking the beer fridge this month!

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 9:27 am

    Sounds like you’d be a candidate for our Friday night game over in Falls Church. Usually starts with a $20 buy in tournament, followed by some no-limit hold’em. We’re off this weekend, due to holiday, and some of us heading up to Atlantic City to try our skills against the countless fish that will be headed there for the weekend. Your advice would be welcome! (and congrats, you’re post 100!)

  2. wayan (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 9:34 am

    Would love to come clean y’all out but Falls Church is a wee bit far for a p0ker game. That and what’s this about a torunament and then no-limit? It’s no-limit from the start, 10-cent Tom. None of that wussy structured rasing in my ‘hood. You go all-in at any time – even before the flop.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 10:09 am

    Oh, the Tourney’s no-limit as well, Wayan, it’s just to get everyone warmed up and give folks a shot at a nice fat $250 prize. Then once things are going, we move to real money. And if you’re not willing to bike on out, then that’s your loss :)

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