A Dangerous Wheel
I was invited over to my friend Deneen’s house for New Years Day. She was having an open house, with folks coming and going all day. Deneen is a regular in the V-Vegas circuit around Fredericksburg, and has hosted many of my tournaments while I transition to the new house.
Since people were coming and going, we only played a cash game to accommodate the constant flux of players. I was starting the new year off pretty well, tripled up from my original buy-in, causing Deneen to re-buy twice. Then the following hand:
I am dealt A5 off suit and call an un-raised pot. The flop is 2 – 4 – K rainbow, Deneen bets the minimum and gets two callers, including me on the gut-shot wheel draw. Turn is a 2 and everyone checks around. River is the money card for me, a 3, I hit my straight.
Deneen bets the pot and I double it with a raise. She pushes all-in and I of course call. Before I can scrap the pot, Deneen turns over pocket two’s for Quad two’s….ouch!
Dem’s QUADS Beeitches!!!
Oh, well I was back down to my original buy in and she had most of the chips.
So much for starting the new year off on a winning note.