after checking out of the 4 queens and into the IP, i played a short time and won $200 on the way up to the room to sleep. took a nap a few hours and started playing again tonite around 7.30pm. almost as soon as i walked into osheas i seen grouchie walk up and we started up the challenge. im not sure how grouchie did while he and i were playing, but i turned $209 into $546 while he was at my table. his blog (also on this site and just as easy to follow) probably has better details. i was a little pissed he left so abruptly and didnt respond back to texts. his friend went broke on the hand i won big on, and the details of the hand will show that neither one of them (nor do many of my readers) understand poker cash games very well. i did grouchie a favor earlier, i tried very hard to stop the floor from picking up his chips and he agreed to give him 15 more minutes and grouchie showed up in time. i raised preflop with AK, a guy reraises me and another guy shoves sitting next to him. im not sure whats going on, thought they could be making a move seeing im tight, and i call. turns out i have AK, grouchies friend has 10 10, (worst of all) and other guy has QQ so im quite happy against this lineup. i have like 40% equity and am only putting in 33% of the money, although there is a small side pot against the 10 10 and i forget the exact amount. flop comes something like 10 Q 4 and i end up rivering the gutshot J against 2 sets for the stone cold nuts, and tip alaska gals roommate $15. grouchie immediately leaves with his friend, without even getting my chip count.
a while later i give most of it back, leave just over $100 ahead and then proceed to drop $300 in VP 50 play. heres that hand. i have 10 10 raise preflop, and flop comes 829 with 2 hearts. i bet $30 and get raised to $60 and only call. (wanted to see if a safe turn card comes, so im not overly committed with 2 cards to come instead of 1.)turn comes 2 and he checks, and i go ahead and shove to avoid giving a free card, i seriously thought the 2 a bad card for him. dont want anyone drawing free at flush and overcards, turns out he hit quads. thats when i leave the table.
after dropping that in VP, i eat at burger king, and then walk to ceasers to get it back in $2-5 turns out theres actually 2 games going and i didnt know if thered be ANY. i get seated, buyin $522, and after a while its down as low as $280. (after once being at $640) dont remember all them hands. but then i started to get HOT. some small pots and then a big pot when i have 99 and the flop comes 358 spades and i bet the flop into 3 cause i raised preflop. (i have no spade) guy shoves with smaller stack and others fold and i call over $150 more and turns out hes the loosest fish there on a rebuy and has only a8 and no spade draw even and my hand holds. and a much bigger hand i have JJ raise preflop and a guy with his gf is saying its his last hand and shes handing him a rack. guy calls my raise. along with maybe 1-2 others. flop comes 89J with 2 spades. not a bad flop but draw heavy. i bet out and he calls and i tell him to watch out he dont go broke on the hand or his gf wont be happy and she speaks up and says thats definitely true. turn comes offsuit 4 and i bet again. (others have folded). he raises me allin for about $440 total over my $200 bet. well i have to call, and he has QQ instead of the straight i fear and river is 6 and sure enough they walked out broke. LOL
so now im in my room rolls about $10,400