I lose some chips when my open-ended straight draw doesn't connect. I strike-out again while fishing for the fifth club. Third hand, I open A,K to $12 and get two callers. The flop is J,Q,7 with two hearts. It checks around. Another J comes on the turn. Thinking that a queen or jack would have bet the flop to charge flush draws, I decided to open for $30. First guy calls but the second one moves all-in. I get out of the way while the other guy makes the call. The river is a blank and they show Q,J vs J,J for the quads and $300 for hitting the high hand promo.
Down to $85, I bet A,7 both diamonds to $12 and get a two callers. They both check the Q,9,2 flop and I move all-in. I get called by Q,K and lose. My starting stack pulls a Houdini in less than two hours. Time for a walk. As I get up, I think to myself, I didn't like that table anyway.
I decide to take a stroll on the outdoor deck overlooking the National Harbor. I make it about ten steps outside before the blaring music forces me to pull a U-Turn.
Back to the podium I go. This time around, I get sent to table 13, seat 2. In for $250. It doesn't take me long to realize that it is a completely different game. The stacks are bigger, there is more betting, and the bet sizing is bigger.
I hover around $200 when the following hand happens:
Unable to win a hand, I make my final stand with K,J:
|Trooper in seat 5|
After that hand, I lose two decent size pots. In one of them, I called $10 on the button with K,5 both clubs. Four of us saw the flop. The flop was 4,4,5. I bet $50, the SB and another player called. The turn was a 3. SB bet and the other player called. I got out of the hand. It went to showdown and SB flipped over 3,3. He called $50 on the flop!
It felt like my chances of making it 4 winnings sessions in a row were returning to 0%. But then this hand happened:
Thirty minutes later, I'm dealt the final hand of the night.
I cash out +$75 for the night and make it 4 in a row!