So, I'm playing at the Horseshoe's (Indiana) new poker room Saturday night as part of a bachelor party. The group decided to stay at the casino most of the night, so I was able to play 1/2 NL for about 5 hours.
First of all, the poker room at the Horseshoe is top notch. Great dealers, nice (and attentive) waitresses and flat screens everywhere.
I bought in for $200 at a 1/2 NL game and was up and down througout the night. The game is really loose - players staying in (and calling raises) with cards they have no business playing. At 3 am, I had approx. $190 when this happened:
Hero - BB
Villan - UTG +4
6 other players (8 total at the table)
Dealt to Hero: Q
1. Everyone calls ($2) around to me, I raise to $12; player x calls, player y calls, Villain calls. Pot size is $56.
2. Flop comes: Q
3. I bet $25, player x calls, player y calls, Villain shoves for $90 and is all in. Pot size is $221 before I act.
4. I think about it for a second and make the call. Player x folds, player y folds.
5. Villain turns over A
. I turn over my cards and quickly get an "on s**t!" from the Villain. I'm happy - I've got him crushed.
6. Turn is a blank
7. River is the 2
I couldn't believe it. I decided it was time to go home and lick my wounds!