The Long and Winding Road
Gimme a "P", etc.... POKER! So, post-Big Game, I haven't played a blogger event this week. No Hoy (no money), no WWdN (busy), no Mookie (playing live).. Kind of refreshing actually. Don't get me wrong, I still like 'em, but I just haven't been in the right mindset for comitting to an online tournament of late.
Instead, I donked off my Stars balance to $0.01, and then decided to try an experiment... refill to $211 (the $11 was for the WWdN, but that didn't happen), and play my live limits. So I sat down at 1/2 NLHE cash and dropped my 2 C's on the table. First game - lost $38... cleared my $40 bonus. Next game - up $70 before I decided to try sleeping. Next time, I'll start before 11pm.
Then I played live last night. Didn't make it too far in the tourney - out shortly after the break when my KJo met another KJo and pocket Aces. Me and my card-twin both got knocked out. Considering my all-in was one BB... I saw it coming.
Cash game was long and arduous, and I ultimately lost. The last time I was that card dead was at a game for a buddy's bachelor party with a bunch of noobs who needed the rankings written down for them and constant explanation of what a flush was. Seriously. That's another story though. Last night, my BEST hand was AJs, which caught NOTHING on the flop, and my pre-flop raise was called by everyone. I don't play a hand for an hour, and suddenly everyone has a a hand? That was my night. I chipped up a BIT at the beginning when my pocket deuces became a set, and then 2's full of Aces and I took out Mister A8c. After that... nada. I'd fold crap and watch it turn into two pair or a straight... I'd limp in with anything and watch nothing come of it. I think I changed up my pre-flop strategy 4 or 5 times to no avail... I couldn't scare anyone away (stupid calling stations), I couldn't catch anything, I couldn't even play an effective luckbox donkey. So, after a few hours, I finally put in my last chips with K7s, which ran into call-boy's QTo which caught a T. I should've left much earlier.
Strangely enough, I'll be back there for the deep-stack tournament... 5-7 hours of grinding poker. Should be fun.
No WWdN Not for me tonight, or CC's, or donk2shark. Instead I'm going to go listen to Bill Clinton speak and give some money to Nelson Mandela's Children Foundation. I think it makes for a more interesting time than soaking up the rays from my monitor. Plus, it gives me an excuse to wear a suit... and I look good in a suit.
I hope Kat feels better soon.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
The Long and Winding Road
Posted by Astin at 11:49 AM