I almost took down the beast. Too bad I didn't know what the beast had.
I have J9 on the BB, and I got to limp in.
The flop is 4AJ. There's a minimum bet across the table, and maybe I shouldn't have, but I called it. Turn comes a 9. My only fear was that ace, but now I had two pair. So the minimum bet across the table didn't scare me much. The river comes another 9, so I now have a boat. The guy throwing out minimum bets fires a HUGE bet into the pot. I figure he's got the other 9, but my boat will beat his trips, so I re-raise. He quickly calls, and turns over pocket aces. His boat of aces over nines beats my nines over jacks. Bad part is, I was already counting how big my stack would be once I had won that pot. Oh well