Monday, November 26, 2007

Capping it Off With Astinbayneage

Weekend = okay. 'Twas busy with outings, friends, and poker.

Friday involved much pokering - Donkament, 50/50 (I love the $2 rebuy satellite... $4.20 total cost!), both ending in tears. I actually lost interest in both around the same time and played some stupid hands to get out. This was a good thing because about 30 minutes later my body lurched and I was hit by a wave of nausea. I was suddenly uncomfortably warm and attempting to calm my stomach.

It seems that eating turkey soup that's been in the fridge for over a month isn't a good idea. I have NO idea what I was thinking. I'm a moron.

That said, everything stayed in. I think the 100 Mysteries tea I made helped tremendously. The last of my homemade creme brulee ice cream (soooooooooo good) capped it off nicely and I was fine. Gut of iron baby.

Saturday was tasty brunch and a decent movie followed by some decent teppanyaki for a friend's birthday.

Sunday involved the usual dim sum lunch, followed by the TOC at the club. Winner-take-all 42" TV or the cash. 30ish people, I was out before the first hour. I flop TP and make a solid bet at the pot. I get min-raised and have to toss it, as my M would still be > 10. A few hands and a blind level later I see AKo with a raise and call before me. I triple the bet (committing myself), and get re-pushed. The other player disgustedly mucks and I call. My AK vs... KQc. Q on the flop, Q on the turn, and I'm done. Sounds like the folder folded AQ. What can you do?

So home I did go, where I napped and then fired up some SnG's a few hours later. Took down 1st (it happens occasionally) in a $22 turbo, then lost another, then dropped an $11 turbo. Fired up one last $11 while watching Battlestar Galactica: Razor (good, but felt a bit shoe-horned in. If not for the revelation at the end, it might have been a nice, yet unnecessary, companion to the series) and hit the absolute sickest run of cards I've ever seen.

The history is at home, but I could. not. miss. Straights, flushes, boats, trips, and an absolutely DOMINATING chiplead on the bubble that I used to maximum effect. I knocked out at least 2 or 3 players with river cards that must have sent them into a rage. It was over quickly from there. I'll post the hands (assuming they're saved) later to cause everyone to tilt before the $10 rebuy MATH tonight.

$10 rebuy. MATH. Whooee! Hoy claims he's going to play it like a donkament. I don't think I'm going to drop $200 on rebuys and add-ons, but I can see me getting my fair share in there. Or maybe I won't need more than the first one if I hit like I did to finish off last night. Between BBT, returns from Thanksgiving, the $10 buy-in, and the rebuys and add-ons, it should make for a record pot for our regular Monday donkery. The downside? It could run until dawn. I love rebuys.

10 days!!


Alyce said...

I guess the sight/smell-test isn't the only thing that counts with old food, eh?

Or did you eat soup that had little moldy guys in it, or maybe just skim those parts off?

pokertart said...

homemade creme brule ice cream? Is it doable without an ice cream maker? If so, I must have the recipe...

Astin said...

I just assumed the moldy parts were extra vegetables.

Alas, it does require an ice cream maker. I use mine in spurts, but it has definitely been worth the purchase ($80 a few years ago.. $80 today for a nicer version).

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Thanks for the pimpage, Astin.

FWIW I am expecting only maybe a $1000 total prize pool. I think a lot of people will stay away from a rebuy and especially for $10 a pop. I bet we end up with around 35 participants and around 3 rebuys total per player.

Best of luck. I too love rebuys.

Astin said...

I wouldn't underestimate the crowd. Riverchasers was low turnout, Mookie had only 90 entrants. Thanksgiving weekend is over and people are itching for some BBTwo action! Only 10 seats left too. Plus you'll get some people who will give the $10 one-time a shot.