THE HARDEST FOUR DOLLARS I EVER EARNED
I came in fifth out of 26 players today at a pretty serious NLHE tournament!
I even got four or five “revenge of the AK” stories out of it, the hand seemingly disliking my insulting it.
On the second hand of the night, I am dealt Big Sick..er Slick.
I raise eight times the big blind…a third of my stack.
The blinds fold, I have one caller.
The flop is 2 K 4.
I go all-in.
The one caller is short stacked and calls.
The Turn is an Ace.
I am giddy, about to take back everything bad I ever said about the “so-called-third-best-hand-in-HE.”
Someone remembers that since the short stack is all-in we should flip the cards.
I quickly show my monster two pair.
He flips a set of TWOS!!! FREAKING POCKET TWOS.
The river is a brick and I lose half my stack.
Happily, when I went all-in for a lot more money with pocket nines, and an AK called me, he also lost. I actually shouted ‘So’s Your Face Ace-King’ at the cards!
I know. I need help.
Upshot is that after four and a half hours of play, I won four dollars more than my buy-in.