Friday, March 20, 2009

DUG in Las Vegas March 2009 (pictures at bottom)

Botswana to Vegas what a long trip! We all got in about the same time. On this trip is Dwayne from my Puerto Rico trip, Gary my buddy that was on my Florida trip, Ronny, Dwayne’s father, Mickey, and Richie both good friends of Dwayne’s we all arrived on Thursday and meet up at the Flamingo Hotel.

I have to tell you on the gambling front, watching Dwayne play is more fun then playing myself, he is just a maniac, $2,000 down then $1,500 up then over $4,000 down back to up over $500 and on he went. I played some poker at the Flamingo poker room. $1 / $2 no limit won $400.00 in less then 4 hours. I only really played two hands the players were very loose so I played very tight. Gary also played and did very well for his first time.

On Friday Gary and I had a great breakfast at Denny’s, no wonder Americans are so fat, going to a restaurant where 90% of the people are ordering a meal called “The Grand Slam” which has enough grease to keep all the machinery in American running smoothly. We met up with the group and spent some time watching Dwayne go up and down and down and up. He was playing this game called 3 card poker. I was convinced a monkey could play this game. So I played for 15 minutes and never look at my cards. After 15 minutes I was up 8 dollars. At that point I stopped playing and tipped the dealer the 8 bucks I won. Dwayne in that same 15 minutes lost $280.00. I think Dwayne got my point. We later went to the Mirage Mickey wanted to play 7 card stud poker this was the only poker room we could find that had this game. Gary and I played $1 / $2 no limit Texas Holdem Richie played a small tournament and Mickey played 7 card stud. We all ended up doing well.

We had a late lunch early dinner since we had basket ball tickets that evening. We ate at the Flamingo Buffet I think between Ronny, Mickey, and Gary the Buffet may have to close for financial reasons. The three of them each ate for at least 10 people.

The basket ball games was at University Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) the first game was Brigham Young University (BYU) vs. San Diego State University. The game was a very close, coming down to the final seconds. The second game was Wyoming vs. Utah State, Utah won in a blow out.


We then went back to the Flamingo to watch Dwayne gamble some more. He was now playing a game called “Let It Ride”. There was a dollar bet you could make for each hand you played. Everybody but Dwayne was playing this bet. I asked him why he did not play it. He said it was a suckers bet. It seemed like good bet to me so I asked if I could play it for him. I quickly won $25.00. I think Dwayne got my point.

Hit the sack at about 12:00 AM. As a side note Gary is still in love with Sally, all he does is talk about Sally or talk to Sally on the phone.

Saturday AM met the group at Denny’s for breakfast everybody but
Richie, Richie got his comp at New York New York and was not staying with us so he passed on meeting us for a healthy breakfast of grease. After breakfast we watch Dwayne play every wacky table game there is. He went from up over $56,000 to down $45,000. Some real wild swings. At one point he had such a losing streak he even lost at the ATM. Yes you heard me right. Dwayne needed some cash so he went to the ATM punched in $1,000 and just got $500. Now that is a losing streak. I played some poker and won $20.00.

Richie was heading home so Dwayne gave him a ride to the airport. Gary and I hung out at the pool and got some sun. It is 75 degrees with clear skies, later that afternoon we went to downtown Las Vegas. This is where Vegas originally started and where the original casinos are.
The table limits are lower here. Gary and I played some black jack. I do not think I have every seen a worst black jack player then Gary. Splitting 10's when the dealer has a 10 showing, sticking on 14 when the dealer has 10 showing. His play messed up the whole table. Gary kept saying this is what the book says to do. It was clear the book was written by the casino. I quickly lost $135.00. Playing black jack was a mistake as I know it is gambling. Dwayne took my seat and quickly lost $270.00. Gary slowly saw his stack dwindle down.

As we started the drive back we realized we had a flat. No problem, with 5 guys we should have no problem changing the tire, if we had a lug wrench that is. That is correct, no lung wrench in the rental car.
Gary did a great job of borrowing one. Took three tries to find one the right size.

We had Ronny do all the dirty work since he was the oldest and wisest. Once back at the hotel it was back to the buffet for dinner.

Then watching Dwayne gamble some more. At 12:00 AM Dwayne, Mickey and I went over to Caesars where they have the Pussycat Dolls. Over the tables they have poll dancers you can watch while you gamble. I headed to the room at 1:00 AM. Guess what Gary was doing? You got it on the phone with Sally.

Got up at 8:00 am to play some poker I had an hour to kill so I figured poker was a great time killer. I got a seat right away there were 7 other players all had been playing all night half were very drunk. Unfortunately for me I only got one playable hand ended up 25 bucks. So far I played 4 sessions and won all 4 for a total win of almost $500.00.

Gary and I took Ronny to the airport returned Richie’s rental car and picked up a new one.

Gary and I were switching hotels our new hotel was Palace Station. On the way over we stopped at In-N-Out Burger. Then we hung out at the pool for the rest of the day, 75 degrees and sunny.

Monday we had a lot planed we headed North on I15 towards Salt Lake City, Utah. Our destination was Valley of Fire State Park 60 miles north of Las Vegas. We stopped for lunch at the Shelby Cafe right across from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All the d├ęcor in the restaurant was off the Shelby Mustang. After lunch we continued our ride north to the park. The rock formations were incredible all created from the wind blowing through the valley. We drove through the park until we reached Lake Mead. On the return through the park we went on a 1.5 mile hike to Elephant Rock. The name was given to the rock because it resembled an elephant.

We returned to the hotel at 4:30 PM watched some news and rested.

At 7:30 we headed to downtown (Fremont Street) where there is a show ticket outlet that sells half price tickets. No tickets were to be had so we had dinner and played some poker.

One cool thing on Fremont Street is a huge light show every hour we saw two of them and I posted some clips. Playing poker was a big mistake. Played from 10:00 pm to 3:00 AM lost $400.00. Most was my bad play. I was tired and not disciplined and should have stopped playing.



Gary did well for his third time playing.

Tuesday I am flying back to Philly going to be staying in the United States for a while as I have a lot of activities planned over the next few weeks.
Stay tuned to more updates.




Cheers,
DUG

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dug’s Village get’s $5,000 grant from the United States of America for Wind Power

** Some of what you are about to read is true and some of it is not **
On my arrival back to the village elders had great news our village had qualified for a grant to install a wind generator in our village. The United States Government is going to match our funds 100% for this project.
Only the United States would pay for a project in Botswana, during a time when thousands of their citizens are loosing their houses. Boy do we love that stimulus package. We do have some work to do to get this grant. The Wind Generator we want to install is $10,000 the reason for the high price is the generator we are going to install can also power a mechanical pump to pump water from our local stream to the village. (See Picture)

We will need to raise $5,000 in matching funds to receive the cash from the United States. This will be no easy task as currently our village treasury is very low after the money we had spent on our compost toilets.

I am going to work with the village elders on some fund raising activities more on that later. I got an invite from Dwayne to go to Las Vegas this week I wish I would have gotten the invite last week while I was in the United States. So it looks like on Thursday I will be heading back, more on that trip in my next post.

I had a great week of poker played 12.6 hours and won $608.00 for an hourly of $48.19 setting another record week. Both from a total stand point and an hourly standpoint. Below are my best and worst hands of the month.


WORST HAND OF THE WEEK

POKERSTARS GAME #25519417390: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/03/02 10:13:54 ET
Table 'Crater' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 2: Malerkarsten ($112.60 in chips)
Seat 3: DUG ($239.55 in chips)
Seat 5: Swtwtr25 ($259.40 in chips)
Seat 6: scorpionfish ($200 in chips)
Seat 7: Imperceptus ($220.25 in chips)
Seat 8: imthesky ($208 in chips)
Seat 9: bennyboy_k ($528.10 in chips)
imthesky: posts small blind $1
bennyboy_k: posts big blind $2
elorap: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [8c 9c]
Malerkarsten: folds
DUG: calls $2
Swtwtr25: raises $7.50 to $9.50
scorpionfish: folds
Imperceptus: folds
imthesky: folds
bennyboy_k: folds
DUG: calls $7.50 With the Implied Odds this is an ok call.
*** FLOP *** [Ad Th 7d] I have an open ended Straight Draw, a J or 6 should give me the best hand.
DUG: checks
Swtwtr25: bets $12 He must have AK, AQ and hit his Ace
DUG: calls $12 Not getting the best odds, but with the implied odds it is a good call.
*** TURN *** [Ad Th 7d] [2s]
DUG: bets $25 I take over the betting to keep the pot low and also so I can bluff if the right card hits.
Swtwtr25: calls $25
*** RIVER *** [Ad Th 7d 2s] [Jd] Bongo I hit the straight and I really doubt he hit the flush since he has to have an ACE.
DUG: bets $25 Value bet as he might think I hit the flush.
Swtwtr25: raises $55 to $80 Wow he must have AJ and hit 2 pair.
DUG: calls $55 I did not raise in case the off chance he has KQ of diamonds and just hit a flush.
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Swtwtr25: shows [9d 8d] (a flush, Ace high)
DUG: mucks hand
Swtwtr25 collected $253 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $256 | Rake $3
Board [Ad Th 7d 2s Jd]
Seat 2: Malerkarsten folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: DUG mucked [8c 9c]
Seat 5: Swtwtr25 showed [9d 8d] and won ($253) with a flush, Ace high Wow he played this well NEVER would have put him on 89 of diamonds.
Seat 6: scorpionfish folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: Imperceptus (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: imthesky (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: bennyboy_k (big blind) folded before Flop

BEST HAND OF THE WEEK

POKERSTARS GAME #25609874141: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/03/04 19:47:48 ET
Table 'Villigera III' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: ldk255 ($184.90 in chips)
Seat 3: hccharger ($200 in chips)
Seat 4: bostonhitman ($200 in chips)
Seat 5: toimy12 ($191 in chips)
Seat 6: Pappi ($225.65 in chips)
Seat 7: zrlevin ($294.85 in chips)
Seat 8: DUG ($199 in chips)
Seat 9: Berge20 ($200 in chips)
ldk255: posts small blind $1
hccharger: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [Jc Js]
bostonhitman: folds
toimy12: calls $2
Pappi: folds
zrlevin: folds
DUG: calls $2 So why did I limp with JJ, I rarly do, but you have to maybe 5% of the time to mix up your play. At this table I think I will get a raise before the flop so I will be safe, can either re-raise of call.
Berge20: raises $10 to $12 Perfect might have JJ – AA or AK or AQ. I doubt JJ since I have 2 of them.
ldk255: folds
hccharger: folds
toimy12: folds
DUG: calls $10 Have to call hope for a set.
*** FLOP *** [2s Jd 9c] Perfect, since I limped in he might put me on 22 or 99 but not JJ.
DUG: checks Let him keep the betting.
Berge20: bets $20
DUG: raises $45 to $65 I want this to look like a steal. If I hit my set I would not raise as there are no real scare cards that could come. I want him to think I am stealing. And I want to build the pot.
Berge20: calls $45 Perfect
*** TURN *** [2s Jd 9c] [7c] This is fine.
DUG: bets $75 Weak bet less then half the pot.
Berge20: raises $48 to $123 and is all-in Perfect.
DUG: calls $47 and is all-in
Uncalled bet ($1) returned to Berge20
*** RIVER *** [2s Jd 9c 7c] [4c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DUG: shows [Jc Js] (three of a kind, Jacks)
Berge20: mucks hand
DUG collected $400 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $403 | Rake $3
Board [2s Jd 9c 7c 4c]
Seat 1: ldk255 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 3: hccharger (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: bostonhitman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: toimy12 folded before Flop
Seat 6: Pappi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: zrlevin folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: DUG showed [Jc Js] and won ($400) with three of a kind, Jacks
Seat 9: Berge20 (button) mucked [Jh Ad]

Cheers,
DUG

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fly to Florida and then Drive up the East Coast February 2009 (Pictures Below)

So I might have to rethink this living in Botswana. It seemed like a great (cheap) place to live and a central location to travel the world but these flights back to the United States are killing me.

Here is my route, Botswana to Cape Town, South Africa then an overnight flight from South Africa to Atlanta Georgia, finally a short hop to Philly, with connections about 24 hours of travel time. One cool thing was live Internet on the flight from South Africa to Georgia the best part it was free as long as you did a survey at the end of the flight.

I played about 3 hour of poker on the flight, had a big loss early on when I had KK vs. AA, lost about 170. I slowly built my stack back up. And then stacked a guy that fell in love with his JJ I had 79 suited. This hand is a classic hand of not falling in love with a pair of jacks, and the value of implied odds. This guy should have read my poker strategy of playing pocket pairs. Especially the section on pocket jacks. (See both hands below)

I got into Philly on Saturday hung out with some old friends and then meet up with Gary. The flight to Florida is Sunday morning.

I was beat from the flights I must be getting old. So I went to sleep 8:00 pm Saturday.

Sunday got up and Gary and I headed back to the airport I must be just plain stupid or just want extra frequent flyer miles, what the hell was I thinking fly from Atlanta to Philly to go back to West Palm Beach, Florida. Maybe it was because it saved me 10 bucks booking the flight this way.

The flight to West Palm was 3 hours, just a short hop compared to the flights from the day before. We are staying with Gary's parents in Florida. The reason for this trip is they have and extra car and Gary is going to take it off their hands.

The have a very nice house in a small golf community. I went for a run it was nice to stretch my legs after 2 days of flying. After the run Gary and I went to Delray Beach to get some dinner. The main drag in Delray is lined with all types of restaurants. We had a nice Italian meal.

The academy awards were on so we headed back to watch them. Before the awards we caught some of the evening news. Currently life in America is a far cry from life in Botswana. It has been just a little over a month since my last visit from what I can tell with the direction and velocity the United States economy is going south I think life in Botswana may soon be better from an economic stand point then life in America. Slum dog millionaire won big, no big surprise there.

Got up early Monday the community Gary’s parents (Jack and Barbara) live in has a nice club house with a pool and weight room so I did a light work out and swam. Gary and I headed out to give the new car a shake down cruise before our 1,200 mile drive to New Jersey.

We wanted to go do some exploring of the Everglades. We are north of Everglades National Park which I had visited during my thanksgiving trip.  There are some wild life preserves in this area that we set out to find.

We headed to Loxahatchee to visit Loxahatchee Natural Wild Life Preserve. Only to find out the north entrance is now closed to the public. The south entrance was about 40 miles away so we headed to Lake Okeechobee about 20 miles North West of where we were at. On the way we saw the wackiest thing a helicopter was caught in some high tension wires and the co-pilot was outside the copter try to get it free from the wires. (See picture)

After watching for a few minutes we called 911 the operator told us it was a crime to call in fake reports and hung up the phone, I guess she did not believe us, so we just went on our way.

Lake Okeechobee is huge it was like an ocean without waves. Most of the area from the wilderness preserve to the lake was agriculture a lot of sod farms.

From the lake we headed north to Indian Town and then we headed southeast. We stopped at the John G. and Susan H. Dupuis Jr. Wildlife and Environmental Area where they were having a controlled forest fire it was “WILD”. Get it “wild” fire. They also had a driving nature trail this was a 7 mile trail through the park it was a dirt road with many ruts, perfect tour for our shake down cruise. The Lexis came out with flying colors. From there we headed home where Gary's Mom made a great seafood pasta dish. Very delicious, I just hope I do not get a gout attack.

Played a little poker had a nice little win and headed to bed.

Went for a run in the morning, I need to step up the training if I plan to be competitive in the Philadelphia Broad Street Run. I did 3 miles at an 8 minute mile pace and was wiped out. For Broad Street I need to do 10 miles at a 7.5 minute pace.

Spent most of the day reading at the pool, had a nice dinner and then watched the president’s speech. I am reading The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life it is a great read with everything that is going on in this world, especially the United States

What a great speech, just think parents taking responsibilities for their own kids. What a novel idea. This president is full of good ideas, but I have the solution to the health care issue, it is called putting fat people on a DIET.

Wednesday we headed to Boca Raton to meet some friends I use to work with, Limo Lady and Hemingway. We meet them at their condo on the beach what a beautiful place with beautiful views. We then had lunch at Mizner Park.  This is a main street type area that has shops, restaurants, apartments and a park area that offers free concerts. It was great to see Tina and Bif and catch up on things. After lunch Gary and I headed to South Beach. We spent a few hours walking around and doing a bit of people watching.

Back to Boynton Beach (the town Gary’s Parents live in) for a good nights sleep. Thursday starts our drive home. I got a last few rays of sunshine by the pool before we headed north. Our first stop was Daytona Beach. It was the beginning of Bike Week. This is when thousands of motorcyclists come from all over the world to show off their bikes, drink beer and have a great time. Some of these motorcycles are works of art and worth tens of thousands of dollars. After a few hours of people watching and admiring the motorcycles we headed to Savannah Georgia. We arrived at 10:15 pm. I was beat but Gary has a new girl friend, Sally (see picture), so he was up until 2:00 am talking to her. This made it hard to sleep.

We got up Friday walked around Savannah and then headed to stop number two, Richmond, Virginia. The plan was to have dinner with my friend John, but he had a bad headache, so Gary and I were on our own we ate at Joe’s Inn. I think they have the best baked spaghetti in the world.

Saturday morning we were meeting Kevin at 7:00 am so I put Gary and Sally on a curfew and explained no love talk after 10:00 pm as I needed my sleep. Kevin is a real-estate investor in Richmond and I was meeting him as I am thinking of investing in real-estate in the United States, I think over time this may be a good investment with the way values have gone down over the last few years. We headed north about 2:00 PM I had a flight out of JFK in New York Sunday morning and Gary was dropping me off at the train station in Philly and he was heading home. Train, planes, and automobiles I arrived in Botswana about 36 hours later.



Usually I do not play poker while I am on a trip but this week was an exception I was having a good February and I wanted to finish up strong. I ended up winning $405.90 this week, playing a total of 7.68 hours so my hourly rate was $52.83 an hour. For the month I won 1,306.35 playing 41.95 hours or an hourly rate of $31.14 an hour. I think this may have been one of my best months.

See some interesting hand below.

KK vs. AA vs. AK (I was dead meat)




POKERSTARS GAME #25191646364: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/02/21 12:06:29 ET
Table 'Tauris V' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: BlackFortuna ($208.25 in chips)
Seat 2: ESTPatrick ($271.75 in chips)
Seat 3: Pushloop ($125.20 in chips)
Seat 4: JBLUFF ($225.50 in chips)
Seat 5: badgers_uk ($200 in chips)
Seat 6: DUG ($278.20 in chips)
Seat 7: pizzatron ($215.05 in chips)
Seat 8: TomasQ ($200 in chips)
Seat 9: zrlevin ($200.30 in chips)
Pushloop: posts small blind $1
JBLUFF: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [Kc Kd]
badgers_uk: raises $6 to $8
DUG: calls $8    Just call and hope I get a raiser
pizzatron: folds
TomasQ: folds
zrlevin: raises $6 to $14 Great
BlackFortuna: raises $28 to $42 Even better a raise like this is AK or JJ or QQ
ESTPatrick: folds
Pushloop: folds
JBLUFF: folds
badgers_uk: calls $34 This guy could have anything
DUG: raises $236.20 to $278.20 and is all-in Time to end this hand.
zrlevin: folds
BlackFortuna: calls $166.25 and is all-in OK I thought he would call
badgers_uk: calls $158 and is all-in   This is not good, must have AA
Uncalled bet ($69.95) returned to DUG
*** FLOP *** [4s 7h 5d]
*** TURN *** [4s 7h 5d] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [4s 7h 5d 6h] [9s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DUG: shows [Kc Kd] (a pair of Kings)
BlackFortuna: mucks hand
DUG collected $16.50 from side pot
badgers_uk: shows [Ah Ac] (a pair of Aces)
badgers_uk collected $614 from main pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $633.50 Main pot $614. Side pot $16.50. | Rake $3
Board [4s 7h 5d 6h 9s]
Seat 1: BlackFortuna mucked [Kh As]
Seat 2: ESTPatrick (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Pushloop (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: JBLUFF (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: badgers_uk showed [Ah Ac] and won ($614) with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: DUG showed [Kc Kd] and won ($16.50) with a pair of Kings BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART
Seat 7: pizzatron folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: TomasQ folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: zrlevin folded before Flop

This is an example of playing Big Stack Poker

POKERSTARS GAME #25196807917: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/02/21 14:41:45 ET
Table 'Portlandia IV' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 1: Tnx4urMoney ($205.25 in chips)
Seat 2: TYROMPER ($216 in chips)
Seat 3: fairbanka ($330.05 in chips)
Seat 5: DUG ($226.45 in chips)
Seat 6: pai mai23 ($205.60 in chips)
Seat 7: marschmi ($84.75 in chips)
Seat 8: slickster998 ($200 in chips)
Seat 9: pintercsaba ($195.95 in chips)
pintercsaba: posts small blind $1
Tnx4urMoney: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [7h 9h]
J3bros. joins the table at seat #4
TYROMPER: folds
fairbanka: folds
DUG: raises $4 to $6
pai mai23: folds
marschmi: folds
marschmi leaves the table
slickster998: raises $14 to $20  He telling me he has JJ or QQ
pintercsaba: folds
Tnx4urMoney: folds
DUG: calls $14   I call because I am getting better then 10 to 1 implied odds, if I hit I win 200 if I miss I lose 20 this is why I love Big Stack cash games over a tournament.
*** FLOP *** [7c 4d 9d]  Bingo
DUG: checks
slickster998: bets $24
DUG: raises $51 to $75
slickster998: raises $105 to $180 and is all-in You have to love it when they feed you.
DUG: calls $105
*** TURN *** [7c 4d 9d] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [7c 4d 9d Ah] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
DUG: shows [7h 9h] (two pair, Nines and Sevens)
slickster998: mucks hand
DUG collected $400 from pot
Mk13_Gunner joins the table at seat #7
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $403 | Rake $3
Board [7c 4d 9d Ah 2h]
Seat 1: Tnx4urMoney (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: TYROMPER folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: fairbanka folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: DUG showed [7h 9h] and won ($400) with two pair, Nines and Sevens
Seat 6: pai mai23 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: marschmi folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: slickster998 (button) mucked [Js Jd]  He had what he told me he had.
Seat 9: pintercsaba (small blind) folded before Flop

Did I make the right call here?



POKERSTARS GAME #25362637634: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($1/$2) - 2009/02/26 0:45:18 ET
Table 'Sulaphat X' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
Seat 2: JC-TheGuide ($223.80 in chips)
Seat 3: 2Cards2Come ($200 in chips)
Seat 4: aroff#15 ($86.50 in chips)
Seat 5: Stannka ($37 in chips)
Seat 6: DUG ($195.80 in chips)
Seat 7: gutter23 ($200 in chips)
Seat 8: TroizeN ($205.85 in chips)
Seat 9: FlareMVP ($207.95 in chips)
FlareMVP: posts small blind $1
JC-TheGuide: posts big blind $2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DUG [7c 5c]
2Cards2Come: folds
aroff#15: folds
Stannka: folds
DUG: raises $4 to $6
gutter23: folds
Sgt.pepper73 has returned
Sgt.pepper73 leaves the table
TroizeN has timed out
TroizeN: folds
TroizeN is sitting out
FlareMVP: folds
TroizeN has returned
JC-TheGuide: raises $12 to $18
DUG: calls $12 Same deal as the last hand I am getting great odds if I hit a straight or a flush.
*** FLOP *** [6d 3s 8d] I hit a straight draw. I need a 4 of a 9
DaMinkie joins the table at seat #1
JC-TheGuide: bets $22
DUG: raises $30 to $52 I am playing like I hit a set except my preflop  raise does not match, unless I raised with pocket 8's. This is what I would call a semi-buff I have 8 outs, if he has a hand.
JC-TheGuide: raises $153.80 to $205.80 and is all-in Oh. NO! he has a hand, AA or KK
DUG: calls $125.80 and is all-in $125 to win a little less the $300.00 almost 3 to 1. I have 8 outs, 8 x 4 is 32 so I have a 32% chance to win. This is border line, if I factor in he might have AK, then I have 6 more outs any 7 and any 5. Which make it 14 x 4 or 56% to win so I have to call.
Uncalled bet ($28) returned to JC-TheGuide
*** TURN *** [6d 3s 8d] [4d]    Bingo
*** RIVER *** [6d 3s 8d 4d] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
JC-TheGuide: shows [Kd Ks] (a pair of Kings)
DUG: shows [7c 5c] (a straight, Four to Eight)
DUG collected $389.60 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $392.60 | Rake $3
Board [6d 3s 8d 4d 2c]
Seat 2: JC-TheGuide (big blind) showed [Kd Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 3: 2Cards2Come folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: aroff#15 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Stannka folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: DUG showed [7c 5c] and won ($389.60) with a straight, Four to Eight
Seat 7: gutter23 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: TroizeN (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: FlareMVP (small blind) folded before Flop

Cheers,

DUG