I can't believe I'm missing this again, and again for the same reason - going on a diving trip. Will probably miss December's too due to either smoking turkey, or diving. So, evidently see you-all in 2007! Happy holidays!!!
A couple no-shows left us with just 11 players tonight. Larry Knight took first place yet again, outlasting another frequent money finisher Nick Lawrence.
Your host lost an all-in bet with 2 pair against trip 10s, leaving him with only 4 chips. But it set up the next hand which got the most excitement. I was forced all-in in the big blind, so just capped my cards waiting until the end to see what I held.
The flop came so I joked that I would need in the hole to have any hope. When the others finished betting, I was heads up against Reggie's , and flipped over my cards to reveal ! The turn and river just made my straight better, so I stayed alive. Unfortunately on the next hand I called Nick's raise with pocket s and lost when a came on the flop to pair is pocket .