I played another 2/4 table last night, and promptly broke two of my rules: I didn't use a HUD (because my trial of Idleminer had expired), and I didn't observe a few rounds first (just a few hands). So much for discipline.
Anyway, I rapidly found that there were a couple of juicy fish on the table - one very loose passive (my favourite kind of fish) and one very loose passive/aggressive. The other players were pretty standard tight players (tighter than normal for shorthanded), so the table looked pretty ripe.
I played a few hands and pretty quickly found myself down 10BB. The table looked so good though that I stuck it out, and rebought back up to 15BB. Then came this hand (recalled from memory):
I find Q4 of clubs on the BB. UTG and UTG+1 limp (both loose fish), button raises and I find a loose call. UTG calls, UTG+1 raises (damn!). Raiser calls, so I relcutantly call. UTG caps (grrr! so much for seeing a cheap flop), and it's called around to me, and I call. Four players see the Flop of Q32 with one club, I've got a piece of it so I fire aiming to work out if anyone has a better queen (as I expect). Everybody calls - ok that's very interesting, surely AQ or KQ must raise with the pot so big? Turn is 9c, giving me a flush draw so I fire again and one fish calls. River is an ugly Ks, so I check. The fish checks, and somehow I drag down the monster pot.
Anyway, I played on until the fish left and departed around 10BB to the good overall. Unfortunately I then pissed it all away at the 1/2 tables *sigh*.