Have not been around here for a while, but I just had to share this one:
I was at Canterbury Card Club in Shakopee MN on Fri. I walked in about 2 or so in the afternoon and the board showed that they only had one game of my usual game 8/16 Hold-em going, but they had 3 6/12 tables going with an open seat. I told them that I would take the 6/12/ seat and to put me on the list for 8/16. I was 1st on the list. I figured it would go pretty fast, but you never know and I don't mind playing 6/12 so I sat for 1 round and was then called to the 8/16 table. Since the two tables were near each other I noticed that the guy leaving had done really well and was walking away with 5 racks or so. I remember thinking to myself, "I hope no one else takes that seat." By the time I got there someone else had left their seat and taken the seat that the guy leaving had vacated. No big deal, I sit down in seat 7. In general I like seat 7 because it is on the end and you have a little more room and you can still see pretty well. Anyway I sat down and right away I was the big blind so I start right in. 1 round and 1 hand later I am delt
in the small blind. Unfortunately there were about 6 callers. At this point I am thinkig, "great, this will be a huge pot and I have little to no chance of winning." The guy to my right (on the button) makes it two bets I instantly make it 3 hoping to narrow the field a little. Pretty sure no one folds. Flop comes
I of course bet, really just betting to find out where I am thinking that likely someone either has already made a flush or will make a flush. I am just thinking "Pair the board baby."
I will spare the details of all the betting, but the long and short of it was that the guy to my right had
and the turn and river came
He goes runner runner to make quad queens and I have Aces full of Queens. By the river I only had 4½ big bets left. I bet he raises, I make it 3 bets, he makes it 4 and I get the rest of mine in there raising another ½ bet as that was all I had left. He of course calls and I announce, "well, I hope you have me beat because if you do, we have the bad beat jackpot." Sure enough I turn over my Aces and he turns over his Queens and all kinds of shouting and cheering ensues.
Included is a really poor picture of the hand. All I had was my cell phone camera and this was as good as I could do. At this point the dealer had already gone thru the deck to make sure the deck was right and we were waiting for the floor to come over and verify everything. About an hr later they show up with all the chips for everyone.
The bad beat jackpot was $23,782. The way it works at Canterbury is the losing hand gets ½, the winning hand gets ¼ and the other ¼ gets split up as the table share. I wound up with $11,891, the winning hand wound up with $5945 and everyone else at the table got $849. In order to qualify the hand in question needs to be Aces full of 10's or better beaten by quads or better. They put $1 from each hand played into this bad beat jackpot. Unfortunately I was so caught up in the moment that it never even dawned on me to take a picture of my huge stack of chips. I sort of regret that now, but at least I have the pic of right after the hand. I probably would not have thought to do that either except the guy to my right that won the hand did it right away so I did too.
Of course right after the hand there was all sorts of talk about how lucky I was and how the guy that now was in seat 3 had just been in my seat etc, etc. I look down at my watch and it was 2:19. I had been there all of 20 minutes and hit the Jackpot! Of course, I have put in my time in the card room. It's not like I am never there or anything, but it was pretty amazing anyway.
Lots of Fun. I hope that someday I hit one again...........