beachbumbabs
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December 14th, 2013 at 8:04:45 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

That's correct, three cards unless you had an Ace (or Wild) and wanted to show it, then you could draw four or five.

6-4 was our lowball hand, A-5 is still a Wheel straight.

Best Low-Ball Bluff Ever

Three friends and I were playing Five-Card Draw Lowball in college, and I had the misfortune of being dealt 4-4-4-4-K, so the, "Best," I could do was keep the King-Four then a Pair. Instead, I decided just to toss the King and it was replaced with a seven. I was the last to act and the first two to act folded:

Player Three: \$5.00 if you want to see my hand.

Mission146: \$127.

Player Three: You can't do that!!! You don't even have that much in front of you!

Mission146: (Reaching for wallet) Let's see, I've got \$22 in chips, there's a C-Note, there's a five, okay that's \$127 in front of me, are you happy now?

Player Three: You can't bet more than you have in chips!!!

Mission146: Who made that rule? Why did nobody tell me the rules? Just because nobody has done it doesn't mean I can't do it. I tell you what I am going to do, I'm going to let you have the chance to make an informed decision, I'm going to turn over this 7 I drew and tell you that it's going to take A-2-3-4-6 to beat me, nothing else will do, A-2-3-4-7 to chop the pot, your move.

Player Three: Forget that, I fold, from now on Maximum Buy-in is \$25 and you can't bet more than you have in chips.

Mission146: I have a bet for you, Even Money, if you blindly pull a card out of my hand it will be a four.

Player Three: How much?

Mission146: Ten bucks.

Player Three: Three cards are not a four.

Mission146: I suppose three cards are not a four if I held A-2-3-4, that's very true.

Player Three: It's a bet. Son of a bitch, a four!

Mission146: I bet if you blindly pull out another card, it will be a four, I'll lay \$1,000,000 against your three cents.

Player Three: You bastard!!!

Mission146: Nah, they got married just in time.

***Of course, I didn't take the \$10 on the pull out a four bet. I definitely raked that pot home, though. I don't care what anyone says, only four-of-a-kind I have been initially dealt with live cards, and I absolutely was not going to fold it!

That's a great story, Mission! Good thing you were with friends; sounds like the kind of game where someone might slap a knife on the table otherwise!
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Mission146
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December 14th, 2013 at 8:19:53 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

That's a great story, Mission! Good thing you were with friends; sounds like the kind of game where someone might slap a knife on the table otherwise!

Thanks, there was one player in our circle with whom I'd never have pulled that stunt.

I'll be honest with you, in private I asked him if he would have called the Raise of \$17 based on my \$22 and chips, and he said he still would have folded with Nine-High. He said he would have pushed the issue of me pulling cash out if he'd have called for \$17 more. If he'd have said he'd have made the call, then I'd have given him the amount of that pot, but would have told him not to tell anyone.
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ontariodealer
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December 14th, 2013 at 8:58:28 PM permalink
in the mid 60's, I'd be 10 or 11, we played follow the queen.
get second you pig
djatc
Joined: Jan 15, 2013
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December 14th, 2013 at 10:31:07 PM permalink
I had a best friend back in 3rd grade or so and his mom was a huge gambler. Well huge in the terms that she named one of her sons Reno and went to Las Vegas once a year. She must have taught him how to play blackjack and poker. We used to play Magic the gathering a lot and that started my curious insight into playing cards.

His mom and dad were Chinese so they also played mahjong with their friends when I would stay over. I grew my magic card collection pretty big and we all played for fun until high school. Haven't played cards but moved on to video games until after high school. My friends and I would play NLHE but I had no idea how to play and kept drawing out on one friend who got royally pissed off. That was fun.
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AxelWolf
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December 15th, 2013 at 1:06:12 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

We used to play Magic the gathering a lot .

Never Admit that, again. Pretend it was just like that one drunken night, you had with your best friend.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
AcesAndEights
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December 15th, 2013 at 1:13:12 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

By the way, did anyone else have a house rule that you could only draw 3, except four with a bullet (and you had to expose it)?

Yep, I played with that rule as a kid.
"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer
aluisio
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December 15th, 2013 at 5:26:17 AM permalink
Learned it from my dad at age 9, during school break. Used to teach other adults at age 11, especially at my English courses...
That knowledge came along with blackjack. I remember being a kid and playing it with LEGO parts!
No bounce, no play.
wudged
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December 15th, 2013 at 5:14:54 PM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

Quote: Wizard

Wizard, was this pic from around the early-mid 70's? I ask only because I haven't seen one of those visors since then. (And yes, I had one myself!) :D

The dealers at Resorts AC used to (possibly still do) wear them.
socks
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December 15th, 2013 at 10:49:44 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Never Admit that [playing MTG], again. Pretend it was just like that one drunken night, you had with your best friend.

Is it better or worse if you've made it to the Pro Tour (New Orleans '01) ??

I didn't learn to play poker until at least 20 and saw Rounders. I didn't really learn until I stumbled onto Andy Bellin's Poker Nation which had a basic explanation of pot odds.
djatc
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