Friday nights are league nights for me. We have 12 guys in the league, about 2/3 of the league I've known/played cards with for the last 5-6 years. We start with 2 tables, 6-handed. We go to the FT with 8 players left. Last Friday's FT was wild. (Not the play, just the cards). We had 5-6 sets busted, quads twice, and a straight flush. I lost with a set of 9's twice. (both on the river, flush first time, straight second time). I busted a set of jacks. We were down to 5, when I call a min raise out of the BB with KQ suited. I flopped Broadway, bet out, and was raised all-in. UTG turns over pocket jacks for the set. The board didn't pair, and I crippled him. (he was out 3 hands later) Here's the three big hands of the night:
First hand: Blinds 400/800, and I'm in the BB. Two limpers, when the SB goes all-in for his last 2K. I look down @ Kd10d, and make the call. Cutoff and button also call. Flop Jd,9d,x. Action checks around. I'm thinking and diamond or Queen makes it, when who shows up on the turn? The lovely Qd!
I bet 1.5K in the dry side, praying for a call. My good friend( also a good player), thinks about it for awhile, talking out loud. "Why would you bet into the dry side? Did you hit a straight? Flush?" I'm thinking to myself. "Nope. I'm better than both." He finally folds, but the button calls. River is a blank, and I bet 5K into the side pot. Button calls and show K10o, for the straight. Again, the cutoff says, " Do you have the straight or the flush?". I show my cards and reply, "I got both"
Second hand: We are down to 5, and I have Q9o, in the BB. UTG+1, and the button limp. I check, and the flop comes JJx. Action checks around, and another J hits the turn. Action checks again, and a Q hits the river. Blinds were 1k and 2k, so there is 7k in the pot. I lead out and bet 4k. UTG+1 thinks about it, then raises to 12k. The button insta-calls. I have a sick feeling that one of them has the jack. I fold, UTG+1 turns over QJ, for quad jacks. The button turns over Q10 for a boat. The case Q hit the river giving us all a boat, or better!
Third hand: Still 5-handed with blinds @ 2K/4K. UTG+1 moves all-in, and is called by the BB. UTG+1 turns over AJd, and BB has pocket queens. Flop come Q,Q,x. The second set of quads for the night.
Like I said, the play was pretty good. We played 5-handed for almost 2hrs. Good/solid/fun poker. But the cards gave us some stories to tell.
(brag post) I binked Friday's tourney, and after the first 6 weeks, I'm leading the league. (Knock on wood)