July 05, 2006
Went down in the evening as usual in my kayak to watch the fireworks from just across from the barge on the Charles and was amazing as usual. Was tired and getting my boat to and from the water is such a pain but again really glad I did it anyway. The view from out on the river in a small boat is just unbelievable! There are like 1 million people on the shore and I would guess it is only like 1 thousand (.1%) on the river which just makes for such open space and lets the fireworks fill your entire field of view. Just incredible.
Earlier went to David & Melissa's for two small poker tournaments. In the first, I couldn't hit a flop to save my life, whether I had folded or not. Got lucky once to make a flush draw to get back in it but then went out not too long after. In the second game, I got better cards and hit flops WAY better, hitting nut straight and 2nd nut straight on the flop with junk like 68o. Came down to Melissa and I and she had a huge lead of like 1125-75. Amazingly, I came back from this (and not needing any outdraws to do so) to take the lead and then the flop came K92 (2 spades) and I had K9s (diamonds I think). We went all in with Melissa having KJs (spades) so 12 outs twice and she hit the flush on the river making it 1050-150. I came back AGAIN (and again no outdraws) to even but then was knocked out when I had T4 and the flop came 467. Bet and called with bottom pair and a 10 hits. We go all in but I am nearly dead as Melissa has 89. Don't hit the full house and a 5 lengthens Melissa's winning straight to 7 cards. Actually I think in the first game the same thing had happened to knock me out. The turn card was like my 2nd best card but even better for my opponent.
Posted by aarondf at July 5, 2006 03:37 PM
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