Ladies and gentlemen,
This is the sickest hand I have played in my entire life. It happened in the summer of 2009 at a Maltese casino.
Basically, I woke up with KT of clubs after a series of bad hands and decided to raise 6x pre-flop. I had a customer who was holding J5, but ended up hitting trips on the flop with AJJ.
I don't remember who was first to act, but we ended up checking the flop. The turn delivered a third a third J, giving me a gutshot royal flush while he quadded up, leaving me with just one out.
For some reason, he just checked again and gave me a free river. Well guess what, I hit my royal flush and obviously raised, got reraised, raised his reraise, got raised again, followed by all-in and a quick call.
The Italian guy moved his cards over thinking that he had already won and had that grin on his face like he had owned me. It actually took him a while to realize what had happened because he saw a flush and started to shout when the dealer pushed the chips towards me.
I later spoke to a guy who owns a semi-large poker room. According to him, a situation like this occurs once or twice per year for the many thousands of active players they have.
This hand is worth mentioning. I was semi-tilting a little bit after losing a couple of hands. I had a few good hands in a row and decided to go all-in with them, hoping that someone would call against hands like
I know it's not a good play, but these things can sometimes pay off. Unfortunately, I was up against a super hand, but the outcome was so hilarious. In fact, I've never seen anything like it before.
Check it out!
I am not sure what type of player I am; I used to play high stakes and was actually making a living out of poker. Looking back, I used to analyze my games a lot more, rail tables to get as many tells as I could get about my opponents and so on.
It all stopped when I made a cash out from my Full Tilt Poker account. A few bad beats was enough to put a dent in my bankroll and suddenly I had to deposit to start earning, but somehow I never got back in the games the way I hoped I would.
I've been playing more live games lately, right here in Monte Carlo. During the EPT this summer, I went with a measly €2,000 I had in my wallet. In four nights, I turned that into almost €50,000. The funniest moment was when I was sitting next to poker pro de Wolfe, without even realizing it. I played my usual game and ended up winning a few pots against him. I wonder, if I knew who I was facing, would I have changed my game? Maybe not, since I had little knowledge of his play.
Right now, I'm planning on some $25/$50 games and hopefully build my roll up to the levels I used to reside to. Time will tell, I guess