The ring game was looser than I expected -- I figured only the degenerates who knew the game would be playing at this time of the morning -- but one guy was voluntarily in the pot something like 78% of the time, so I could pretty much safely ignore him. In spite of losing a TPTK hand to a loose guy who flopped trips, I still ended up +$3.65 for the hour.
The HORSE tournament started just about the time I was thinking it was too late to start a tournament. I'd only built my 1500 stack to 1695, making me fourth out of seven, but it was time to go to the next session. I crossed my fingers, checked "sit out", and closed my laptop, leaving the table running.
Looking at the hand history:
- Lost a big blind of 100 on the turn (limit hold em), then small blind of 60 (Omaha)
- Won 360 with a big blind hand of 9s 6s 5c Qd (two pair) (Omaha, four players checked to river, no low), then lost small blind of 60
- Lost 25 x 10 in Razz antes
- Lost 30 x 11 in Stud antes
- Lost 40 x 9 in Stud 8 antes, and was in the money when the fourth place player lost to a set
- Then hold em kicked back in:
- I big blinded my last 95, and won 285 with T7o with a one card flush.
- Then lost the 150 small blind, skipped a hand, and was all in with 135 hitting another flush while holding pocket tens, winning 405.
- Then lost the 150 small blind, skipped a hand, and was all in with 255, and the other players folded, back up to 405.
- Then lost the 150 small blind, skipped a hand, and was all in with 255, tripling up to 765 with J5s, (pair of jacks).
- The next hand, the third place player gets knocked out. Two hands later, I lose, ending in second place, winning $2.40 (net +$1.15).
Nice run -- too bad I wasn't around to see it.