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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

There may be something to this 2-4 business...

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It had to happen one day. I feel slightly ashamed. But I assume that the Master of the Deuce-Four is pleased with the progress of the postulant.

I went on to win the game.

[Nota bene: This is not an April Fools' Day joke.]

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Blogger dbcooper said...

Everytime I get dealt the deuce-four I think of the Grump and his deuce-four words of wisdom and it tempts me to play it. Looks like he has you converted!!!

4/1/09 12:28 PM  
Blogger bastinptc said...

Fitting that it happened against Lambsie. I'm sure he took it well.

Went to PAO last night and every time I was dealt 2-4, I played it. Even that same 24c. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Is there a mantra or something that has to be used when playing them?

4/1/09 1:38 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

Honestly, I've learned my lesson with the 2-4, which is ~ 95% of the time ~ throw that sucker in the muck, with prejudice.

The other 5%, in late position, raise it on up (especially if you're in a limit game OR playing against the Grump, or both). If you get everyone to fold, sweet!

If you connect with the board, your hand is probably well-disguised. Post-flop play is your call: may the Deuce-Fource be with you!

4/1/09 1:47 PM  
Blogger BWoP said...

And . . . you had CRUBS!

4/1/09 1:48 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@BWoP: Omigosh, CK, you are absolutely right! Rakewell should have known that CRUBS ALWAYS GET THERE.

4/1/09 1:53 PM  
Blogger Grange95 said...

I think we now know what happens when the irresistible force of the deuce-four meets the immovable object of crubs. We get the strongest poker hand ever created--the deuce-four of crubs!!

Suddenly, I'm flashing back to those old Reese's commercials:

Cardgrrl: "Your deuce-four is in my crubs!"

Poker Grump: "No, your crubs are all over my deuce-four!"

Together: "How awesome!"

Poker Grump: "Wait, I still lost!"

Cardgrrl: "I'm sorry, did you say something? I was busy stacking all of your chips."

4/1/09 2:19 PM  

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