This story dates back to last year, one of the 3-day holiday weekends, back before I was regularly playing No Limit. It was also before I had developed the Dreaded Pocket Kings curse….or so I thought.
Michelle, the BSC dealer who never pushes me a pot, dealt me the dreaded pocket Kings in a 2/4 limit game. At that time, I actually liked that, not then realizing what an awful hand that is. Amazingly enough, there were two more Kings on the flop.
But here’s how I really lost. Because of the holiday weekend, earlier in the day I had played around 4-5 hours at one of the locals poker rooms where they had a special promotion for the holiday. Flop quads and win a $500 bonus. If I had flopped those King’s at that casino instead of BSC, where they have no jackpots/promotions, I would have gotten $500, plus the pot, for hitting it. Instead, I won $30. Needless to say, while playing at the locals place during the promo, I didn’t see quads, and for that matter, I never even hit a set.
Timing is everything in life. And thus, somehow, I figured out a way to lose with pocket Kings and flopping quads!