Posted by Junelli 10:20 AM
The swings in limit poker are sick. Last night I went by Northside to play $1-$2 pot limit. Because the weather was so bad, no one showed up for the game. However, they did have a full $20-$40 game.
I stood around and watched for about an hour, too scared to sit down with the meager $400 I had brought with me. Eventually however, boredom took over and I grabbed an open seat and bought in for whopping $400 (the average chip stack was ~$800-$1200). It was 8:30pm
I hit a straight on my first hand. Less than 20 hands later I had $1,200 (for a $900 profit).
Then things turned for the worse. Flopped a set, turned a boat, and lost to river Quads. Lost a straight to a flush. Two pair to a set, etc., etc.