Vegas Life Sickest hand of Poker
Well guys it was the weekend before the All Star Break so I had some extra time to enjoy the Vegas Lifestyle. Hung out at my pool went to dinner with my finance. But I also had plenty of time for some quality poker time. Played in a 50 player Tournament at the M over the weekend and well let's say I'm Steamrolling the Final Table as I eliminate 2 players in one hand leaving me the chip leader with 40% of the chips in play and only 6 players left.
I'm playing Big Stack tournament poker putting pressure on in almost every hand. If you want to see a flop your going to pay to do so. I look down and I have pocket 6's a great hand with 6 players and especially when 2 people already folded. So I put in a hefty raise and it folds to the Big Blind who takes a minute and then shoves all in. Now I really have no choice because I'm getting the right odds to call and I firmly believe I have the best hand. If I lose the hand I'll still have 20% of the chips in play.
I turn over my 6's and to my surprise this guy turns over Q7 offsuit. I'm like WTF this guy just put his tournament life on the line with Q7 did he think I was raising with absolutely nothing. What hand is he beating going over the top with Q7.
So the dealer puts up 555 on the flop Boom I flop a Full House and if I avoid a Q or 7 were down to 5 players and I have 60% of the chips in play. Turn is a blank....but on the river comes the sickest beat I ever took in poker. No it's not a Queen or a 7 those I could of lived with he had 6 outs with those it was the 7th out that he had that was like a kick in the nut$....the RIVER WAS A FREAKING 5 putting Quad 5's up and he wins with his Queen kicker.....WTF
I battle back to be second in chips 4 handed and this same guy is now playing power poker with his stack raising every hand. He made it $16,000 to go there is 24,000 in the pot with the blinds and I wake up with pocket Jacks and move all in with my remaining 28,000. The chip leader calls because he's pot committed and turns over K8 offsuit. Yes I caught him stealing and if I avoid the 3 outer with the King I'm back to chip leader with 4 left...but flop is 79Q..turn is a10...and the river is a 6 giving him a 4 card straight with his 8 to eliminate me in 4th. I lost 2 sick hands to the same guy on suck outs. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!!
It's Vegas Baby!!