I’m used to playing either 5/5 or 5/10 No Limit Hold’em games, but last night when I arrived at the casino there was no room on either table. I saw one donkey that had been my customer on the 5/10 table playing on the 25/50 though, and quickly started calculating… I didn’t really have enough cash on me to even stake myself for a single buy-in, so I headed to the ATM, took out a couple thousand extra and sat down, a little nervous, hoping to play a few pots against the guy I knew I could take down if I had half a hand.
Well — it turned out great. Went down about 30% of my stack before doubling up with a set of jacks against a guy with top pair, and then doubled up AGAIN when the donkey tried to bluff off all his chips, in which he succeeded when I called his ace high bet on the river with my flopped straight (which I checked to him twice, smoothcalled twice).
I lost about 10BB’s before I decided to quit. Had fun, made some cash. Good times!