Iâm currently in Atlantic City, NJ for a couple of days for a friendâs birthday and decided to spend today over at the casino.Â At least such was the plan.Â I wound up staying over there for only a couple of hours because the floor staff pissed me off, but in the meantime, I actually did quite well.
One hand in particular was a prime example of why many people do not like lower limit Holdem.Â I was in the small blind with 7-2 offsuit.Â Nobody raised and there were 3 limpers.Â
Including the big blind, I was 9 to 1 for a call.Â I made the call and the flop fell K-9-2. I checked and one person bet out, followed by one caller before action returned to me.Â At this point, I have bottom pair and 7 to 1 for a call.
I made the call and the turn fell another deuce. I checked to the flop bettor and he again led out.Â The other player folded and then I put in a check-raise.Â
The river then fell a seven to give me a full house.Â I bet out and my opponent made the call.Â I called out full house and turned over 7-2 to a stunned opponent.
Up until this point, the table had thought I was playing tight as the weakest hand I showed was Q-10 suited that I was dealt in the big blind.Â The 7-2 destroyed that image as my raises and bets got a minimum of 3 callers after that.
What many people donât realize is if anyone would have raised, I would have folded.Â If I would have been dealt that out of the blind, I fold.Â
Then again, this is the same table where someone neglected to raise pocket kings pre-flop and another person flopped trip tens and was afraid someone had him outkicked.
You got to love lower limit poker some days.