I ended up getting a loaner car for the day, free of charge of course. Here is a look at the 2017 Audi A4 Quattro.
I took the new Audi for a spin straight down to the MGM for my first poker session of the month. I felt like the famous work/leisure/lifestyle blogger who also rides in luxury around DC.
I got seated right away. In seat 7, within 20 minutes, I'm dealt A-A! I'm in the BB. UTG+1 leads out for $13, gets one caller, and it folds back to me. I make it $50 and he goes all-in for $100 total. The other guy folds and I call. We flip over our cards and he also shows A-A! The part that sucked was that he had the ace of spades and the flop had two spades. The turn was a spade. At that point, I was getting ready to curse the poker Gods. Luckily the river was a red card so we chopped.
|Not the best photo of Aces vs Aces|
Over the next two hours, I had increased my stack by $155. I was one of the blinds and holding A♣-8♦. Seat 4 and seat 5 also put in $3. The flop was 8♣-5♥-3♣. I lead out for $9, seat 4 called, and then seat 5 made it $25. I made the call and seat 4 folded. The turn was the J♣ and I checked. He bet $100! He had $50 more behind.
I thought about it. I don't think he had 8-8 or 8-x. There is a chance he had 3-3 or 5-5. Did he have two clubs. Would he bet his flush draw that way on the flop. Maybe if he was holding 7♣-6♣. My pot odds vary depending on his holding. Could we use implied odds to add the $50 he had left if I called the turn.
What would you do?
I didn't fold right away. I had outs but the problem was that I didn't have enough outs. I put him on either 3-3,5-5, or a made flush. If he had a pocket pair then I'm drawing to eight clubs and only seven if he had a flush. I folded and booked a $125 win.