Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sometimes Senor, the Bull, He Wins

One of those nights last night. I couldn't catch a thing, and my reads were so far off that you might think I was playing the wrong table.

As predicted, I went out in 12th in The Hoy. I never had the chip lead, but I was as high as 4th. I donked around for the first bit, and it cost me about half the starting stack. Eventually I got back up, and knocked out Kat when my BB T4s turned a flush against here flopped trips. I was sure she had either a higher flush or boat, and came off as a bit of a dick when I won with the flush. My apologies. I owe you a beer.

I played weak at times, and made both wise and foolish laydowns. Most of them were pots I shouldn't have been involved with to start.

SnG's, tier 1's, satellites... nada. I won a token that I used to play the MATH on my 3rd try, and that was a pure display of luck on the bubble that kept me alive. I played a $20 180 person SnG on Stars as well... came in 26th. Such was my night.

I did play a $5 SnG with Kat and LJ after the MATH, and found myself sandwiched between the ladies. I didn't last long. There's a joke in there somewhere. Note: A5 sooooted is only good if someone else is holding it.

So my FT bankroll has once again dropped signifcantly. Much like a game, I wouldn't be saying that if I had't donked away most of it in games it couldn't afford. Note: not that I couldn't afford, but that were outside the range of the roll.

I haven't decided if I'll take the night off from poker or not. I'll definitely do a bunch of other things I need to get done first, and then see where I stand. Espcially if I can play live tomorrow night. Signs point to "do other shit".


lj said...

i always say i'm not gonna play, but then the addiction kicks in once i walk through the door.

my plan if i can finish work at semi-normal time is to do happy hour/social time and then if i'm in the mood hit a sng or two when i'm home. perhaps i'll see you in a $5 later...there's a chance i'll play in a live tournament, but it's hard to motivate to go down to wall street when you're already on the west side so very close to home and ftp. : )

Astin said...

Well, at the moment I have a bunch of things I want to get out of the way first. If they're done, then I'll probably sit down for a game or two.

Probably playing live tomorrow and Friday, and then a bunch online on the weekend.

But the siren call of the 50-50 is so tempting.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

One thing I noticed about playing tournaments (or increasing the amounts I play) is to deal with the fact that you can play a few without doing anything notable... which at the time (at least for me) is very aggravating but I also understand it's the nature of the game.

Take a break from poker? Quit talking crazy.