We started up the cash games five handed. Of course we play the Hammer Rule: anyone who shows down 72 as the winning hand gets a $1 bonus from each player at the table.
We hadn't been playing too long when I raise it up UTG with AQo. FavoriteCharity (redubbed RoadHead for Roccopalooza, a palooza rookie) didn't take much time at all shipping all of his chips in the middle. Uh, WTF!?!?!? Now, I hadn't seen him doing anything really stupid so far but past performance is not guarantee of future behavior... blah, blah, blah.
I hemmed and hawed before deciding there was no way I could fold this hand 5 handed 'cause that's how big a donk I am. I wish I had had the presence of mind to say something like, "I didn't come here to fold" but alas all I could muster was a bland, "I call."
Imagine my delight when RoadHead flipped over:
An ace on the flop pretty much sealed his fate and, after all five cards were out, it was official: I doubled up.
The tone was set. This is Roccopalooza and we were going to GAMBOL!