That’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, but not really incentive to turn pro just yet.
I had the first-hand-played luck again as I was dealt KQs in the big blind in a kill pot and was called down all the way betting top pair, reasonably good kicker to go up $40 from the onset. Later my QQ went down but JJ held up. Go figure.
Shelly had an odd occurrence however. She called a $12 bet in a kill pot by tossing out a $25 green chip (damn those look cool in your stack in a $3/$6 game!) and the dealer tossed over a white chip and slid a $12 bet toward her but then pulled it back in the pot. She ended up chopping the pot and then the dealer told her she had already given her change.
The guy she split the pot with let her have her change because he wasn’t interested in waiting for another resolution, but I am absolutely POSITIVE she didn’t get change even though one of the regulars said she did. Shelly was directly between me and the dealer so there was no way I would have missed her getting change because I was wondering when the dealer was going to make change.
I was in a couple pots with Shelly but I don’t recall us ever going heads up. I think once you read a person’s blog for a while you get a feel for how he/her plays. When I have the best of it I bet and rake in the money from the chasers. The only time I slow played a pot was K10 when I flopped trips and turned a full house. By checking to the river I picked up one bet I wouldn’t have earlier, but the bettor folded to my raise.
I have to ask others about this: I sometimes show huge hands. I think it gives me the chance to bluff later on. Are others astute enough to pick up the info I allow them to have and fold later? I don’t know.
Another area to research……cool!