Out of respect for him, since he reads my blog, along with every other poker room employee in reno, im going to refer to him as DD which he said to call him. he busted 5 people at the graveyard table, and stacked off every player at least once. he comes in a lot and drinks a lot, always late at night. he's quite a nice guy really.
some of the bad beats were worse than mine, for instance Lorraine flopped a set and he went runner runner flush on her. He wasnt at the Atlantis this afternoon when i lost heavily and left before i went on more tilt, and luckily recovered a bit outside of the poker room on the BJ table and the 100 play machine.
one thing annoying about the atlantis is the tables are much bigger in size since they believe in cramming 10 people to a table like sardines, (unlike the Peppermill). so i like to lean back in my chair and relax and be comfortable instead of sit forward and all the women dealers in there constantly ask u to push the chips closer and i never get asked that at the peppermill. and often i cant reach the chips to push them forward further as ive already thrown them a little forward to them.
But he almost caused me to lose BIG tonight on the machines. u see, when the game broke up, i was still stuck $17, largely due to the bad beat he put on me when i flopped my set of 2s. and of course, i was still wanting to play, cause id lost the previous session earlier in the day. (had a nap 7pm to 1am). and then was ready to start fresh at the Peppermill for the night session. we all know i cant just leave a casino and go home when im stuck any money at all. at least not til i have so much on Bovada i can constantly be making withdrawals to cover any losses. and thats still an issue since Bovada will only give you one free check a month.
so instead of being smart and going to the live BJ table (where id have to be around people and bet more) i instead went for my usual habit of sitting at the VP machine. lost about $100 on the 100 play VP and then went in the high limit lounge to play the only big split machine they offer. so by the time i finally reached the BJ pit, i had $427 left of the $755 i walked to the peppermill with.
sat down, started winning, and couldnt lose. by the time they finally went to tap the dealer out, i was up to $760, (about 45 minutes) and of course, i immediately quit and handed her a $5 tip. so im now back to even for the night. that makes multiple successful BJ sessions in a row at this casino.
now for the hand u all want to know about. no one had of yet hit a high hand bonus hand and as mentioned they pay a lot more on graveyard and everyone is trying to hit one. i used to often but havent in a while. in fact, the available money in the Peppermills promotional fund is over $52,000.
i'd seen many people flop 222 and lots of them on the flops so i called $4 with 22 and the flop came 2 10 6 with 2 diamonds. DD straddled preflop and he does that a lot of the time. usually for a much bigger amount. but he plays quite well after the flop and at times is even tight. the lady from out of town whod recently joined that no one knew bet $12, and he called. i didnt see any point in slow playing it, because i dont want anyone drawing for the flush and i figured id get called anyway. am praying if i do its by someone with far less than 9 outs. i shoved allin and she folds and he called. and sure enough, he hits the flush on the turn and i missed. i then had a few chips left cause i had him covered, and immediately rebought $200 more.
and i wish i couldve remembered all the other hands he busted the other players with, or the ones that got me ahead $150 to start with early on before i gave him all my winnings plus a bunch of the principle. all i really remember is his insistence on being referred to as DD in the blog. in his defense, he did save me money a few times and said he really wasnt after my money.