I managed to fold trip fives on an 8556 board after Lam 3 bet the turn. I was pretty sure he had either 88 or 66 since he's not 3 betting with an overpair nor did I think he had a straight because he raised preflop. I can't remember the last time I mucked trips on the turn, if ever.
Then in another hand, Korean Phil, tried to get away with one against me:
He raised from the cutoff. Vinoy called and I defended with 97o. Flop was K85. We both called his flop bet. Turn was a 10. Phil bet again, Vin folded and I called. River was a Q. We both checked, and I made the mistake of opening up first because I saw that Phil was reluctant to show and I just wanted to move on, totally prepared for him to show a winner. The Borgata rule is that the last aggressor (Phil) is supposed to show first.
The dealer then mucked my hand and pushed him the pot. Vin and myself called out that Phil had to show his cards as per the Borgata rule, and Phil tried to make the argument that my hand was dead because the dealer mucked them. He finally relented, and turned over 69 for a chop. What a dick.
And here's my hero call of the weekend: I defended a raise with black 77 in the big blind against the cutoff after the small blind called, too. You can make an argument for 3 betting here, but I know that the small blind wasn't folding, so I elected to see a flop. The villain was Vinoy from the previous hand that I mentioned but this occurred at the must move table. Flop was ATJ all spades. The turn was a 3, the river was another ace. I was about to muck the river to his bet, but then I asked myself if he would play a naked king of spades this way, I was convinced that he didn't have a jack or a ten because he would have been scared that I may have had an ace. He either had an ace, a flush, a boat, or nothing. I called the river and he mucked.
In other news, I'm really eager to get my hands on an MSI GTX 970 video card. It basically doubles the performance of my current MSI GTX 760 (ITX) but I think I'll wait til I see a Black Friday deal and maybe snag it for less than $300. My current setup pretty much lets me play everything on high with very little dipping lower than 40-50 FPS which I can live with.
A recent Scott Lucas review has given me reason to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I also want to see the New Kevin Smith flick, Tusk,
I'm on the verge of finishing book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Feast for Crows. It was tough getting through the first 20 or so chapters, but the plot and intrigue of its ever evolving complexity has got me yearning for more. I'll start book 5 next week. Season 5 of Game of Thrones can't come soon enough!
On the video game front, I'm playing an old school JRPG, Grandia, on my PSPgo, dipping in and out of XCOM: Enemy Within, and becoming a Virtual Tennis world champion on my Nvidia Shield tablet.