Archive for November 17th, 2008

The Pablosplace Third Annual Thanksgiving Friday/Bring Your Leftovers Game

November 17th, 2008 1 comment

An no, you don’t have to bring food.

For those that have been a part of the home game at pablosplace for some time, you know that this is one of my favorite events.

Three years ago, we used the day after Thanksgiving as a way to share Thanksgiving with friends. We had everyone bring their leftovers to my place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and we had a great meal, followed by an awesome poker game. It was awesome grub, and the fellowship was second to none.

And from there on out, it has become a standing tradition that the day after Thanksgiving is celebrated at pablosplace with grub and poker.

We have plenty of food, so you need only show up to get your grub on. But if you have any leftovers that you’d like to contribute, we’d love to have you.

We’ll start a little earlier than usual, probably around 5:30 or so for eating, and the game will be shortly after dinner. But if you’re in the valley and looking for some awesome Turkey and Ham grubbage, we’d love to have you.

Feel free to get in contact with me through pablosplace or via e-mail ( if you have any additional questions. I hope to see another big group here the day after Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble!!!

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A long overdue win

November 17th, 2008 No comments

Having been unable to claim a victory since early July, it was time to win one for Pablo. We went into play 6 handed, and action got heavy quick.

On the first hand of the night, Tim limped from under the gun, got a call from Traci, and then I made it 6 with pocket J’s. Tay made the call, Amber followed suit, and Chris folded from the big blind. Next to act was Tim again who raised it up to 18. Traci quickly folded the action to me, where I wasted no time in calling all in. Tay thought for a little before giving her hand up, and then Amber did the same. Tim, however, made a quick call and we flipped over our cards on the first hand of the night, me with my J’s, and Tim, A-Kos. The board didn’t improve Tim, and he re-bought after the first hand.

It wasn’t Tim’s night, as a little later, he fell into Amber’s trap. After limping to see 3 players take a flop of 8-7-5, Amber led with a bet of 4. Tim pushed for his last 30 or so, and Traci folded. Amber made a quick call turning over pocket K’s, and Tim’s night was done as he showed J-8.

Tay then busted, but her re-buy was a good one as she was able to increase her chip stack steadily. Soon, Traci busted, and then re-bought and then busted again.

With the action 4 handed, I was holding about half of the chips with Amber, Tay, and Chris all holding about similar stacks. But Tay took a big pot from Chris, and a good sized advantage, and Amber’s stack whittled before she busted as well. 3 handed, I eliminated Chris when I got pocket Q’s, and got him to shove his last 30 or so chips after pairing the board.

Heads up, I held a slight advantage to Tay, but she went card dead. We played several hands, but eventually, she just ran out of chips after not being able to catch anything.

I checked the pablosplace archives and it looks like July 12th was the last time that I won a pot here. I didn’t think that it’d been that long, but I’ve been playing poorly enough that even the home game hasn’t gone well. Hopefully, tonight will set me back in the right direction.

Next week looks good to go. Until next Friday, cheers, P

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