February 6, 2011 8:02:53 AM EST
Yesterday my brother Mark and I played a private tourney at the Bisgee club in Worcester, It was a $250 buy-in shootout with 100 players and the 10 table winners playing today for the money. $10,000 of the pool goes to the tourney, $10,000 to a Super bowl squares pool and the last $5000 for snacks yesterday and a prime rib dinner today and profit for the club. Not bad.
Not much to report from me. I bluffed off about 2/3 of my chips, won one pot at level 1 when I stole the blinds. Then the blinds were getting higher and I'm short and 3 limpers and I look down at AK and shove. One caller, he had AA. Nice. A little drama in that I flopped a Q and J but no T and I was gone. Mark joined me on the rail soon after when his TT lost to AK in an all-in race.
But a juicy cash game started with all the losers and I made $300 so a $50 profit for the day and I still have action with my one square. Mark made $550 for a $300 profit too so it was a good day.
One hand that i wasn't in on that was remarkable. The three players in the hand all had about $300 behind. One guy raises pre and gets a few callers. flop comes Q64 and its on him and he pushes all-in a big overbet and then gets called in two places. They flip the hands up.
Player 1 who went allin had AK (whiffed the flop)
Player 2 had 44, flopped a set
Player 3 had Q6s flopped top two
Player 1 is actually a good player that I know from FW but he must have temporarily lost his mind. anyway
The place erupted
Moral: Live poker is rigged.