I played O/8 at Tulalip for about 3 hours on Friday with a bunch of regulars. I was playing with "Walt" again, who is on the "Wall of Fame" at the casino--which I took to mean that he spends an amazing amount of time there.
About two hours in, a very interesting hand comes up, which I get some flack from the table for. I'll jump into the hand at the end--there are five of us at the river, and I'm holding the Ace, 2 for nut-low. The pot is already HUGE--easily over $100 in a $3/$6 game.
As the betting goes around, we check it to the person to my left, who fires. Everyone calls to me. I think about calling, then raise. Original raiser re-raises and everyone calls, including me.
I end up getting guff for re-raising with a low, because not one, but two other players have Ace, 2--so we end up getting sixthed! And of course, lose money.
I'm pretty sure that my raise wasn't a terrible play, seeing how five people were in the pot, and I doubted any of them were folding with that huge of a pot. The two people who gave me guff said that I was bound to be quartered, so I should have just called. My argument is that even being quartered, I'm making money.