Monday, May 29, 2006

Signature hand strikes gold

Around the half-hour mark of a PokerStars rebuy extravaganza … I am dealt the signature hand in the BB (Dealt to Fuel55 [5d 5c]). Table is 9-handed.

Victim 1: calls 30
Victim 2: calls 30
Victim 3: raises 190 to 220 and is all-in
Fuel55: calls 190
Victim 1: calls 190
Victim 2: calls 190

*** FLOP *** [5s 9h As]
Fuel55: bets 150
Victim 1: calls 150
Victim 2: calls 150

*** TURN *** [5s 9h As] [7h]
Fuel55: bets 660
Victim 1: calls 660
Victim 2: calls 660

*** RIVER *** [5s 9h As 7h] [Ad]
Fuel55: bets 1410
Victim 1: raises 425 to 1835 and is all-in
Victim 2: folds
Fuel55: calls 425

*** SHOW DOWN ***
Victim 1: shows [Th Ac] (three of a kind, Aces)
Victim 3: shows [8h 7c] (two pair, Aces and Sevens)
Fuel55: shows [5d 5c] (a full house, Fives full of Aces)

Fuel55 collects 6100 from side pot and 895 from main pot


Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Hey Fuel,

Very interesting stuff, especially for 2AM. I just finished reading your archives. Congrats on the WSOP seat!

We have a couple of things in common (poker is not one of them - you're clearly at a stage and at stakes well beyond me right now).
But I too am a Rothko enthusiast (the Albright Knox in Buffalo has a few underappreciated gems). And
I'm also a Canuck (expat) from Toronto.

In addition I'm the son of a psychiatrist, and a physician myself, so I read with interest your thoughts concerning the mania-creativity link. There is another school of thought that holds this is a stereotype that is essentially fallacious. Many kids who go through "gifted" education now are deliberately taught not to believe the hype, because it can be teleological.

I totally agree your skill set, proficiency with numbers and tourney results all bode well for your time at WSOP. Good luck with it, and I'll see you at WWdN or The Mookie [Blogger Escapism at its best!]. Apologies for running on.

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