Lunch was had at the Tap Room. I had the Northern Muscles and 2 Kolchs. That only means something to those of you that frequent the Tap Room or Schlafly Beer. I had a couple $7.75 meister chows at the game. Then I left in the 7th and went to play poker.
The President here in town spreads Hold'em and Stud. I asked about Stud and they said a game only goes off on Fridays. The Hold'em is of the 4-8 variety, but with 1-2 blinds. So a preflop raise makes it 6 to go go instead of 8 and no you can't make it 4 to go preflop. The game is pretty passive and a bit weak. I hadn't played live forever so I was a bit tight. However, I won 5 pots, only one of them where I caught the flop. The others were taken down with C-bets or on the turn. I lost a few showdowns (3) all from the blinds. Only one hurt, it erased my profit and then some. My Aces up lost to a better Aces up. I bet out from the small blind, check raised the turn and bet the river. UGH.
I did say the play was passive and weak, right? Yeah, I counted 4 times where the nuts were not raised on the end. Seriously, twice a nut flush, in position and just a call on the end. The last hand I was there to see turned pretty wild. We all thought the BBJ was coming. The guys got heads up on 4th and bet pretty hard. The river brought about raises to $48. That pot was huge. Guy flopped trips with JJ, turn came a Q giving the other guy a ROYAL. River was a Q. The betting was lax until the
This was my first time playing ring at the President. I must say the game is good. The table was full of regulars, many just there to try and pick up the BBJ. The BBJ is Aces full of Jacks beat. Both players must have an Ace in their hand to make a qualifing boat, both cards must play to make a straight flush or quads, I think. Pretty lax BBJ qualifiers.
The Rake is an alright 10% up to $4. No shufflers, but the dealers are quick, quicker than I expected. 4 tables of 4-8 were going while I was there, very little wait and none of the tables busted. I was suprised for a Wednesday afternoon. I'll be back. I ended the day down $38. Most of that was lost on the Aces Up hand.