Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

From my cube to yours, Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

And I'm out

Finished in the top half somewhere. Blinds are 1000/2000 and I started the hand in the BB with ~12000 T$. Under the gun makes it 9000. Table folds to me and I squeeze ATs. Good enough. The vivian tables AQo. Somehow he wins. Oh well. It was a fun run.

I survived to dinner break

Lots of craziness since the last break. I had quads and didn't get paid. Another dude hits the royal gut shot in a different hand. I'm basically slowly dying. 11500 chip left with blinds going to something. It was just 800/1600. Who knows. Wanna hear a funny? The big prize for this one is a tournament in Vegas December 3rd. Grr. I'm already in a tournament that day. WPBT. Sigh.

First break!

After building a nice stack AA > KK. I shortened it back down when karma became the bitch and my KK < AA. At first break, I finally ground it back to the 10,000 starting stack. blinds will be 200/400 after break. Let's see what we can do.

I have arrived at Running Aces

I got my seat assignment. I prefer the 8 seat but 9 is ok. I can still do most people, just not the BB. With 300+ it hopefully won't matter until later. Why in the hell am I nervous?

Time to bring the A game

I know the SEO advice is to not write about your absence from blogging. Hello advice, I acknowledge you and move on. I miss writing here. I really do. So, it's been a you guys been?

Well, since the Fed decided to really piss me off and shot down poker online, I took a little hiatus. It was fun. Played with the family, herniated a disk in my back, started and stopped running again. Good times. I did play a little poker at the bars and I have amassed quite a pile of money over on Zynga. It's the bar poker I'm here to talk about.

Today, I head back up to Running Aces to play the state tourney once again for the Minnesota Poker League. It seems there are 329 registered participants. I'm both nervous and calm. I'm way more experienced than I was before my first big tournament, but I always seem to have a little tightness in the stomach the day of a big tournament. Not sure why, I know what I'm doing.

If you are interested, they say you can follow along with live commentary by following this link. I'll be posting updates here and on twitter. Having even a virtual rail can be a good time. Let me know if you are hanging out. Believe it or not, little notes and messages help.

More to come soon!