Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Aftermath
pokenum -o8
ah 3h 4s 5c - kd ac as 2c -- kh 6h 7d
Omaha Hi/Low 8-or-better:
820 enumerated boards containing 7d Kh 6h
cards scoop HIwin HIlos HItie LOwin LOlos LOtie EV
4s 5c Ah 3h 192 582 238 0 154 390 0 0.512
As Ac 2c Kd 173 238 582 0 390 52 0 0.488

Next time you berate someone for going all-in “on a draw” do the math, you just might be behind or not as far ahead as you think (I had the drawing hand). It is always refreshing to be told “you’re an idiot” and “learn how to play” by someone in cyber-space during a tournament. Of course if I wanted my intelligence (or lack of) insulted I could just speak to my wife, she’s more then happy to accommodate my request for verbal humility.

Well then, I had another nasty weekend with Mother Superior Variance. She bent me over her desk and I got swatted with that paddle more times then any non-practicing Catholic should for eating meat on Fridays during Lent. But, I did win back a little bit last night, as bankroll funds seem to like revolving rather then increasing between the three sites I’m playing at currently.

If you haven’t heard, Full Tilt is offering their 100% up to $300 reload currently (if you haven’t signed up please use the banner above to do so). Go check them out especially for all the WSOP qualifiers and Bracelet Races they currently have running. If I can finish in the top 75% of a Bracelet Race I think anyone who stumbles upon this page can do much better! Honestly, if you’re trying to qualify for the big dance, Full Tilt is probably your best chance, the play is fairly soft and since its not always for a $10K main event ticket, the cost for entry can be as low as $4.40 (via Marshmallow Peep Sex token tourneys).

Speaking of tourneys at Full Tilt… Hammer Out Cancer being hosted by Easycure last night was a success as he raised over $1K in the fight against this nasty disease. 61 people/bloggers showed up to do battle with the angry nurse. She sucked out like Christy Canyon in a circle jerk to begin the night as AJ was gold against a flopped set of tens against the always charming and beautiful Gracie. I knew I was behind with top two pair but cant. Stop. To. Hit. The. Fold. Button. I usually make it pretty far in a tourney if I can get lucky once, and a 12th place finish was just the thing to pep up my spirits about playing poker.

How can you feel good about finishing out of the money? Because when you’re running bad and get that one lucky hand, you start to see that “hey the cards aren’t always going against me!”. Granted I lost several coin flips and one dominated hand before trying an ill-advised re-steal to bow out before the final table, I was able to take those beats from stealing blinds and not playing pussy poker for once. I still have no illusions about being able to play tourneys profitably, but a nice finish against tough competition always helps a frail psyche like mine. Not to mention some more WPBT-POY points acquired.

Funny that the only tourney that I failed to get points in... was an Omaha tourney. I suck at life.


Anyone else eat too much yesterday?

*Raises Hand*

Bacon, egg bake, quiche, sausage, cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, fruit, cereal, and fresh sliced ham. I plowed through the brunch goodness like a Champ and can still feel my love handles’ extra seeping this morning. Luckily for me, I have a very (hyper) active toddler hopped up on jelly beans to work off the excess blubber for the next days.


And Little Drizz really enjoyed finding his Easter eggs that we errr… the Easter Bunny hid around the house, including one that sat on a door knob and for the life of him he just couldn’t find it. Yeah, one of those “had to be there to be funny moments”

My parents also hid several eggs around their place but after collecting the eggs, and he would have nothing to do with the ones that didn’t rattle. “Empty mommy daddy” was his confused and somewhat sad reply as he liked the ones with jelly beans inside for immediate consumption.

Upon opening the silent eggs for him, a dollar bill was found in each one his response was a little more animated:

“oooh MONEY, I buy Bert ‘Arry!” referring to another wonderful Thomas the Tank Engine line of fine toys/videos/bed sheets/pillows/t-shirts/shoes/games/birthday cakes that he can purchase with his new found wealth.

At least I get a discount at Target.

Thanks for dropping by, now go congratulate Frankl for his victory last night, and the good doctor for fighting his way to a second place finish. Well done guys!

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