Editors Note. The 4-4 hand details have been updated, thus the move to the top of the list.
The night started with a $60 buy-in charity event 47 people signed up. I finished 6th. On the bubble. Toolboy finished 3rd for $150 and a sweet trophy. Only hand of note was the one I went out on.
Blinds were 1500-3000 and I had 11000. I limped??? on the button with K9s. What? you did what? Yes I played poorly. I compounded the situation when BB pushed to 10k after the sb limped and I pushed all in. I took 3rd in a 3way pot. SB won with a flush and BB improved his pocket 10's to trips.
Me not knowing or remembering the structure of the payouts was crestfallen as my chips were raked away and Toolbaby points and yells "BubbleBoy". For those regular readers, Rebuy finished around 18th.
After Toolgirl picked up his trophy the fearsome trio headed to the boats. I played 2-5 NL while Tool and Rebuy blew their stacks on the 3-6 limit table. I pocketed a cool $272 on a $300 buy in over about 3 hours of play.
I should have walked out of there up $700.
(note: the next section has been edited for accuracy. I sobered up and remembered some details.)
Next to last hand I am dealt 4-4 UTG+1 position. UTG limps, I limp, UTG+3 limps, button limps, SB limps and BB limps. Pot is now $5*6 = $30. Flop comes down 9-4-2 with 2 spades.
SB Checks, BB bets $35, UTG makes its $135 to go . Pot is now $200. I have to make a decision.
Now I am in a predicament does he have the nut flush draw? Is there a set of 9's out there?Those are big bets into a small pot. Do I want to blow off all my profit chasing down a boat to beat a flush draw? I am on my next to last hand of the night. I am up $272.
I fold. The bettor and raiser go heads up.
Turn is a ....... 4. I stand up, find Tool (who is now known as Yo Lo Tengo) and steam.
9944 wins what turns out to be a very nice pot. UTG limped with 9-2 o. BB had a 9. BB had the kick.
Did I play it wrong or am I just beating myself up over not seeing my quads?
$135 was a raise to drive out the spade draws. Why didn't I recognize that?????? I could have slow played this to a huge pot. Two looooooooose players, each with top pair!!!!!!!!