Joined: May '08
Age: 40 (M)
$1,200 on Pacific Poker. It was during a hot streak a couple years ago that saw me make a lot of quick gains. I was also dumb and reckless enough back then to bring my bankroll of just over 600 dollars to the table. 3/6NL.
Funny thing is, at higher stakes I really didn't expect to run into an insane maniac who must have been on tilt. He joined soon after I did. Whenever anyone re-raised him pre-flop he'd either push all-in or re-raise and then wait to the flop to push all-in(And this was like a rule. No matter the hand, he seemed to do this). It was a lot f money and initially people folded. Twice someone called him. First time he showed rags but got off on a split pot. Second time, I believe it was K-3 he was playing vs aces and he hit the straight(Really).
I'm betting everyone at the table was targeting this guy by now, knowing he'd play absolutely any hand. I'd been patient and waiting and was not getting anything dealt to me. Didn't have the stats but I waited around 17 or so hands to go after this guy.
My 'big' hand finally came when I was on the button and maniac was BB. It folded around to me, holding JT and I put in a 6xBB raise. Now I usually wouldn't play a JT aggressively but I wanted SB out, knowing that I had a better than random hand, so odds were that I had the maniac beat at this time(Even if this was marginal). He re-raised me as expected and I called.
Flop was beautiful for me. J, 5, 2(rainbow).
Maniac went all-in, as expected. So I know I'm up against a random set of cards. With top pair vs random, I have to call this. Even though I knew the all-in was coming I'm still dreading what he's gonna flip up. But I call and he shows Q4. I stopped breathing for the next few seconds but it wasn't gonna become a horrible bad beat story anyway. Queen(or runner, runner straight) never came. Nothing but rags on the turn and river, to give me the win.
Withdrew 1,100 of the winnings. Haven't played a hand close to that big since.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 42 (M)
You are going to make me cry with this post. Its a verysad story for me... Cash game; table of 6, entered with 5$, playing there for two hours, things were running good the last half hour, and i got AA at the button. TG+1 bet hard, next raised for double, and i just had one option: going all in with my $20. Only one went to see cards with me, an AK, and things wen really good, filling up to 56$. Now i say "why didnt i come away t that time?", but theres no reason in crying about it. I continued and another AA came to me, this time as BB. The curious is that, once again, there was someone betting and someone raising and, if at the first time i laughed about it, this time i felt tremling and scared because i was playing with the biggest stack i have ever played. Thinking a bit more, took the same decision, going all in,and this time having a KK going with me. When i saw a K at the turn i knew the game has ended for me, and watching him taking more than 120$ was the worst nightmare i ever had related to poker.
Joined: Dec '09
Age: 31 (M)
i entered to a table at 0.10/0.25 NL hold'em with 25 euro , after one hour i was down to 15 ... and i was going to stay until the blinds come to me ... the last hand AA ... i raised a bit , and cought a caller and another one , reraise me ... ALL in ... with 2 callers ... 40 euro i take that hand went to sleep happy