I've made it up to detroit much less often here lately due to Ray not feeling his best due to strepthroat going around. so about 5 times this week i played in toledo instead of detroit where i dont do nearly as well and the casino and the poker room basically suck. i convinced him to see the doctor, reminding him his coverage is free, and they gave him a prescription and told him he had 103 fever. of course its not nearly this bad now.
i played the PLO8 tourney in toledo and managed to survive somehow to 5th, which paid $225. there ended up being 25 entries. at 24 entries only 3 spots get paid, so i got quite a break. $120 + $10 was the buyin. i hate how all tournies make u pay extra for the dealer fee, just so the winners wont need to tip they make all the losers pay it instead in fees. makes it cost more to enter. i was quite short when i busted in 5th, then they chopped it up 4 ways, pissing me off because i offered to take much less if they chopped 5 ways but they didnt. $550 to each of them, $300 to me. was surprised they even had this tourney but this week they had a few different kind of tourneys. they never even offer $1-2 PLO here, the lowest they will deal is $5-5 on rare occasions.
but heres a few hand histories from Greektown casino in detroit on the day Ray and I were able to make it up there.
i was stuck and on tilt when i limped $2 with 4-4 in early position. the guy last to act goes $12 and i suspect BS, so i went allin for $100 as if id limped in with AA. only he calls, with 99. on the flop i got quad fours. he couldnt stop talking about it for 10 minutes nor could ray to every friend on the phone.
another regular was heavily stuck on tilt. i called his $40 raise preflop once with 85 of diamonds. flop comes 885 with 2 spades. he bet $100 i shoved $270. 3rd guy in folds, and he does too after a bit of thought. i thought he would be more likely to call then, with the spade draw out because i feared an ace king or spade coming, killing my action if he had JJ or QQ. but maybe i make more if i only call?
and then once i limped KT offsuit in late position. flop comes A23 with 2 clubs. i bet $10 to steal when 3 guys check to me, and only the button calls. turn comes J and i had no idea hes got aces and jacks and is slowplaying. hes been winning, too. i bet $30, he calls only. river comes Q of clubs, giving me the runner runner straight. i check, worried of the club. he bets $50 and i call, and he is a bit surprised when i show the straight to his AAJJ. if he raises the flop or the turn, id be gone of course.
overall im way less still than when i had the $20,000 or the $25,000 but im about $2000 better off than when i flew here from Deadwood. im still waiting to hear from the state department on documents, its been close to 6 weeks now id think.