A friend brought me as his guest to a Country Club game out in Richmond, Texas. It's a $1-$2 PL game, but it plays like a $5-$5 NL game. The players have a ton of money, a ton of gamble, and a ton of fun.
To put things in perspective, I was down $200 on the 3rd hand of the night, and up $500 by the 10th hand. To say the game is wild is an understatement. This was my second time to play here. The first time I won $1,575.
Within the first 15 minutes I had AA, QQ, AA, QQ. I lost the first AA when a guy flopped trips. 2 hands later I got QQ and got all my money in preflop with a rich drunk guy who was taking tequila shots. He had AA. But this time I flopped a set and got my money back.
I was coasting through the night with the occasionaly big hand to keep my stack growing. By 12:30am I had a profit of $750 in front of me.
Then the cards went bad and I was cold-decked like I've never seen. It all started when I flopped a straight with 53 on a flop of 467. I bet and was called by a guy with Q7. The turn is a Q, and he again calls a bigger bet. The river is another Q and he leads out into me for $100.
I made a huge mistake by raising him on the river. I saw that the board was paired, but I didn't put him on a full house. I figured he held something like AQ and was betting his trips. Anyway, like a complete novice I raise him $100, and he then moves all-in for $500 more. I reluctantly call and he shows me Q7 and I lose my entire profit on the night.
I'm back to even and it's time to start grinding again.
4 minutes later I get AA and raise UTG to $7. The guy to my left raises to $25 and is called by 3 people. I raise the pot again when it gets back to me, and the guy to my left moves all in. I call. He has JJ, and flops a Jack. Now I'm down.
I rebuy and within 10 minutes I river the nut flush with a board of 7c 8c Tc Ac 2h. I hold the Kc and make a bet on the river and some guy moves all in. Of course he has the straight flush with 6c 9c.
Now I'm down $900.
I rebuy one last time even though the game is set to break in 25 minutes. I see every flop, hoping to get lucky.
I call a raise with K2 and see a 5 handed pot. The flop is 229 and the original preflop raiser leads out for $75. I call and a short-stack moves all-in for $180. the bettor calls the $180, and then I move all-in for $235 more (on top of the $180). The bettor calls and flips up KK, and the short stack turns up 25.
My hand holds up and suddenly I'm even again.
Game breaks 10 minutes later, and I cash out down $15 on the night. Crazy...