Finally won in Poker again last night...

It has been since March since I came out on top at my weekly poker game. I had some of the easiest decisions in a long time and caught cards on the turn and river many many times. There were several monster hands that changed everything.

First big hand: I had AhKh as the dealer. Blinds were 20/40, I made it 100. Big blind called and many folks in the hand abandoned their 40 to watch us fight it out. Flop came up 9dKs9h. I bet another 100 and got called quickly. I'm feeling pretty good, but scared by big blind that she might have a 9... Next card is another 9... So I have a boat with 9's over K's... Big blind goes all in for 700 in chips, I have about 750 and she and I are the table leaders (there are 2 other tables)... My wife had just gone out and I was prepared to lose with my full house still thinking that she was holding a 9... I called and she had QQ, she didn't get helping on the river and I took all of her chips.

Another hand - I again had big slick, AhKs as the dealer. Blinds were 25/50, and 5th to play made it 125 with several folks already limping in for 50. I made it 225 total and dropped everyone but the first raiser, he called. He also mistakenly turned over his cards, QQ... I then showed the flop, 2d4sKh... I had him. I knew his cards and he didn't have a clue on mine. He checked to me and I bet 500 to bring him all in knowing his cards. The table was loving it. Almost as good as seeing the action on TV. My friend called, I had been playing loose and could have been stealing. He didn't get any help and my KK's stood up.

It was a ton of fun and more than paid for the babysitter.

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