Every once in awhile, amid all the bad beats, coolers, suckouts and tilt, a bona fide heater comes along. Savor the moment!
Last night I played less than three hours of poker, and had…
- AK on the very first hand, which my 3-bet won uncontested
- A3s flopped trip 3’s and turned a full house when an ace came
- 77 and flopped middle set
- 44 and flopped a set, rivered quads
- AJo and called a short stack after he 3-bet shoved with AQo and had one other caller. The board ran out QT9-Q-8.
- AA and put villain all-in on the turn. He had flopped bottom set. An ace on the river saved me
- 55 and flopped bottom set, villain check-raised all-in on the turn
- 9♠7♥ on the last hand of the night and the flop was J♠T♠8♠
And didn’t lose any of these nor any other consequential pots.
It doesn’t matter whether I got maximum value from each hand nor how much money I won. That’s not the point of this post.
For a couple of magical hours I was able to escape the grind, instead soaring on the mysterious winds of variance. How many times has some poker guru pointed out that “variance is your friend,” followed by a math lesson?
Hello friend! Will you still respect me in the morning? Will I see you again soon? Can’t you just stay forever?
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