Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Just a quick note.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ah. Cold beer. A warm fire and s'mores to fill the tummy.
Posted by OhCaptain at 8:11 PM
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I picked a bad day not to play hooky and head to Chicago to watch a game with Lightning36.
Posted by OhCaptain at 5:54 PM
Anyone remember playing poker with me recently? Man, I miss it. BBT4 is almost done and I've barely played any of them. Heck, I've even been skipping poker league. Thankfully Bourbonators is this Friday night. For the most part, I've played a few SNG's and just a little ring LHE on Full Tilt. I had a nice run of cashing 5 consectutive SNG's...almost made Super Hot status on Sharkscope...
Somewhere, deep inside this blog, is the story of me and my poker moneys. One reason OhCountess doesn't give me a lot of static about pokering it up has been that it costs the family budge approximately $0 (zero) / month for me to play poker. Those nice blogger gathering and other various pokering experiences has left me in the black, accountingwise.
About 3 years ago, I went through the trouble of setting up a bank account at a local credit union to keep the live bankroll. Me and the Mrs were running into some difficulty figuring out what money was poker money and what money was, say, Coach purse money. I think of poker as a business and anything spent are expenses. Lowering expenses is vital for long term survival of a business. Coach purses are crazy expenses (...geebus! $400 for a friggin' purse? I make my $15 wallet from JCPenny last about 5 years...) So to me, it was really important to document all of cash flows in poker.
So, I had this account. It's at a credit union which was getting me somewhere in the ballpark of .5 to 1% interest. Now, to my kids saving their allowance, no biggie. .5% of $10 is still dick, but if you been reading here for a little while, cashing in a blogger game is a bit more the $10. Remember, OhCaptain is cheap but greedy. I'm also incredibly uninterested in working my whole life. I fully expect my cash to pull it's own weight and make some money too.
I'm sure, at this point, a few people have turned this off cause poker money just comes and goes from the checking account. I take my dad job pretty damn seriously. I made a promise to myself (it's written here some where too...) when my bankroll runs dry, I will probably give this game up. I have no intentions of never playing poker again...so we need to keep this little pile safe and secure...and breeding like rabbits...umkay?
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Posted by OhCaptain at 4:33 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tonight, on Twitter, I steamed off a quick comment,
"Fantastic! Lost to quads again. 5 of my last 10 tournaments have been lost to quads. What's the record for running this bad?"Normally, this is just me complaining out loud, but a moment later, I got a reply back from a good friend of mine,
"@ohcaptain Clearly you were out played. Poker isn't about luck"This conversation goes way back. My good friend believes that there is far more luck in poker then he believes I give it credit. To him, skill is only a small component of poker. Luck is a big factor.
Posted by OhCaptain at 11:21 PM
Posted by OhCaptain at 11:57 AM
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Last night, Bodie25 invited a group of us over to his place to watch the Pacquiao VS. Hatton fight on PPV. I'm really not a huge boxing fan, but the invite also mentioned poker and foosball. How could anyone say no?