I am a 42-year-old amateur poker player, played live off and on for over 15 years, ten years online. I live in New Orleans and have not played much since Hurricane Katrina flooded my city. My favorite game is 7 Card Stud and Omaha. You can often see me make final table videos of the Poker League here at Poker.org.
I went to Harrah's casino last night and decided to play some 1/5 No Limit since the badbeat jackpot is around 30K. I bought in for $300 which is all I was gonna risk this session. The average table stacks was around $500. After playing for 2 hours going back and forth and I get stack up to $500. Then the worst thing just happen to me.
I been watching the guy to my right playing some what tight. I am in seat #3 and he was in seat #2. Guy in seat #7 was a semi loose aggressive player. I knew the guy in #7 seat like some action and would raise often in any position. And in showdowns he would show medium pocket pairs.
Here is how this action went down that made me call it the night. Blinds out I am on the button. Guy in #2 seat raises UTG to $75. Guy in the cutoff calls. Me in the BB with AK raise $175 Seat #2 calls. Now the guy in the cutoff position sits there for 4 minutes thinking and starts talking away, blah, blah blah. Then looks at our stacks. At that moment I said this guy is gonna shove to take the blinds. Well he did go allin $445. That was all is money. I was furious putting him on pocket QQ. I instanst call leaving me less than $62. I shudda have just sent that in the pot too. lol. The gut UTG sits there a few minutes hesitating to call. Knowing he liked the action and has around 1K sitting in front of him. He calls.
Dealer ( ME )
Here is how the flop went.
. I checked he checked. Turn
I checked again he checked. River
. We checked and showed our cards. I was sick to my stomach to see both their hole cards and to lose to someone who I never thought would make a move like that. Guy in #2 seat in the cutoff position won a big pot $1300. He tried stealing the blinds which worked out for his hand.
It will be awhile before I go back to NL. I will stick to limit 1-4-8-8 when playing for the badbeat jackpots for now on like I usually do.