The last regular game of the third quarter took place this week. There were a few familiar faces missing (Troy, Mark, Daggum and Jerry), and an appearance of a long-time regular (Ricky). That left JD, Dan, Alan, Kyle, Richard, Buzz and Ricky sitting around the table in Kyle’s garage to battle it out. Here’s how it all went down.
Surprisingly the game was fairly mellow for the first couple of blinds considering Buzz, Richard and Alan were seated next to each other(Richard and Alan were to Buzz’s left, I mean right, I mean to his left which would be his right). This week Kyle had the distinction of being the first one knocked out. Kyle went all-in with Kh-5h and a short chip stack. JD called with his Ah-Qh and saw his Ace high hold up. Kyle went back to shooting pool against himself, which turned out to be a bigger challenge than Buzz was earlier in the night.
Speaking of Buzz, he was the next player to fall to JD. Buzz was playing with a short stack for quite a while and holding his own. He decided to make his stand with a J-7 and got a call from JD and his A-10. The turn ended up putting Buzz out when an Ace hit. Sulking from the loss, and losing one single game of 9-ball three different times, he went home.
Richard was the next one to flex his, err, muscle. With his eye on the points win for the third quarter he went after Alan and the extra two points for the bounty. Alan went all-in with an As-8s and the Pokersauras called with his K-J. A king hit on the flop giving Richard top pair, but it also had a spade. Another spade hit on the turn giving Alan a flush draw. The river was a blank for Alan and Richard’s kings held up.
The next one out was Dan, but not before making a great read in a heads-up hand with Ricky. Dan hit two pair on the river but felt a bit of a trap from the Poker God. After some careful thinking Dan folded and showed the two pair. Ricky, being the gentleman that he is, reciprocated and showed his trip 7’s. Dan was down to his last 22 in chips when he made a hand against JD. However, this time two pair would not be kind to him. JD, the overwhelming chip leader at this point, put Dan all-in and he called with his two pair. JD flipped over a Q-10 and ended up hitting 3 cards to make a straight. Another bad beat for Magz. (Kyle “Care-ful Bear” was dealing and got his revenge on Dan for last week’s shenanigans)
The Poker God had a good showing in his first game back in almost 5 months, but like everyone else he couldn’t hold off the monster known as JD. Ricky put all his chips in with an A-10 and was called by JD and his pocket 3’s. The flop, turn and river were all blanks for Ricky and JD claimed another victim. Ricky left to crash on someone’s couch.
It was down to the Chip Nazi and the Pokersauras. After some of the comments regarding their lives’ behind closed doors we knew that JD was going to make this short and quick and Richard was only looking out for himself. After a bit of foreplay Pokersauras shimmied in all his chips with a Q-J. JD quickly (see, told you) called him with his A-5. JD would out-flop Richard, and then the cards were flipped over. The flop would come 4-5-8, giving JD a pair of 5’s. The turn was a six. The river came out a four, giving JD two pair and the win.
Next up is Pokerpalooza!