At Charles Town yesterday, one hand basically made me a winner for the session. Obviously that happens sometimes, but even I was surprised by this hand.
We were playing 10 handed on a 1-2 table. I was in the big blind, and the UTG+1 player raised to $4. Four players called and I decided to see a flop for an extra $2. The flop hits my hand hard with two 5s and a 6. The small blind checked, I checked and two other players checked. The cutoff bet $20 the small blind called and one other player also called. The turn is a J which puts a flush draw on the board. Everyone checks and the river brings a 9 which completes the flush draw. The small blind bets 35 and I go all-in for about a hundred more. Another player goes all-in for his last 60 and the original raiser also calls. Atr this point I'm sure someone has made a higher full house, but I turn my cards over and the first caller turns over 78 offsuit for a straight. This player was having a really bad half hour as he'd lost about $300 a few hands earlier whn he flopped the nut straight and got outdrawn by J3c when the turn and river brought two clubs. The small blind mucked, so I have no idea what he had. He'd been playing a lot of two pair hands very aggressively, so he could have had as little as a pair of nines or maybe an overpair or something. He also may have been convinced I was betting with nothing since I'd tried to steal a few pots on the river, but nothing with that big of a bet.
I'm reasonably happy with how I played the hand. I definitely got lucky that the guy made the straight. I really didn't expect to win a pot of over $400 with 56 offsuit. I think this may be my new favorite hand.