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Random top 6 list - Top 6 poker bloggers I don't want to face HU in the dec WPBT
Top 6 poker bloggers I don't want to face HU in the dec WPBT:
  1. G-Rob, because I can never put him on a hand now that I f'n told him his biggest tell.

  2. Otis, because, well, he's Otis

  3. Joanne, because she's the tournament queen

  4. Blood, because he's pretty darn good

  5. April, because she's fearsome heads up

  6. Chad, because despite his quietness is pretty skeery in tournament play


I didn't do a weekend update yesterday because I've just been crazy trying to get my email to work right at work. The good news is that my financial controller told me to just go ahead and order a new computer and be done with it, so I'll be getting a new laptop soon, and catch up with the technology of the day. I'm terribly excited.

Friday was yet another horrible day at the boats, and I'm going into somewhat of a tailspin as those of you who get to listen to my whining already know. It's really hard to weather a 4 month slide in the bankroll and not really be able to find out the leak in your game. Also, if the people you play with are the people you need to talk to in order to find out what's wrong with your game, it's not in their best interest to help you fix it.

For a guy who sucks at poker, G-Rob had a pretty sage piece of advice when I was talking to him about this problem: "I play with people much worse than me". And that might just be it in a nutshell - I'm ignoring the whole concept of game selection and instead going with the whole social aspect, which is incredibly stupid. I need to go change the game I play so I can go take advantage of the players that are worse than I am, and that's not the game I've been playing. So, at least until Vegas, I'm going to be hanging out away from the casino on Friday nights, and perhaps go on Saturdays to Resorts and their incredibly soft $200/$500 game. And then I can also stop getting jealous of all the fun people are having on Fridays without me!


Saw Wallace and Gromit Saturday, cute movie, I recommend it.

Also, go bears!


One highlight of Friday was that I finished 2nd in the HORSE tourney on FT! $62 dollar return on that, and I would have probably taken first place if my straight in stud didn't run into a hidden full house. I love these HORSE games, because I have a monsterous advantage in 3 of the 5 games (Razz, Stud, and stud Eight or better), a decent advantage in one of them (Hold 'em), and can fold the one I'm horrible in (Omaha 8 or better) or just have Drizz say "FOLD FOLD FOLD" constantly until I run into A23x.

I'm also crushing the $50 PLO games on stars. I tried to clear the bonus at $2/$4 LHE and lost several buyins playing that, so I looked back at my PLO game (which I'm totally in love with), and saw that the $50 games regularly got the $20 pot which is required for a bonus clearing point. So I figured I'd buy in for the low end of the buy in ($20) and see how that went.

... I love PLO. I ran that $20 up high enough that I recouped my hold 'em loss and then some. Only 200 more points to go, cha ching.


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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have played with you at Trump


I think you are a very strong player. The main weakness I saw in your game is that you overvalue your hands. You fall in love with big hands and even though the board is threatening you still lead out or get stubborn and stay in when you are clearly beat. I am not saying this is why you are having a bad run because, let face it, this is not a MAJOR flaw just the only thing I noticed. I just think you are having a run of bad luck. Go to North Pier and by a little lucky Buddha or Pyramid or something.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 18th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I have played with you at Trump

Thanks for the comment - any observations are definitely welcome.

How'd you find this here blog, if I can ask? I'm the curious type :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I have played with you at Trump

It has been a while, but I think I linked to your blog from Dr. Pauly's blog. I especially like women poker players and enjoy reading their perspective. Since we talked briefly a couple of times, I knew you were a network administrator(I am a programmer) so I had a feeling you would have a blog. I have really enjoyed it but I long for my poker stories. I have moved down to Arizona and am working a long term contract. I have been to Casino Arizona. The play is soooo bad. I have had to adjust my game being used to above average play at Trump.

You may remember me, I played 10-20 mostly. People say I look like Howard Lederer( I sure don't play like him).

Anyway, good luck and I am your bad run of luck turns around. Hopefully, right in the middle of a monster no-limit pot.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 18th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I have played with you at Trump

The Professor! :) I know exactly who you are - it's good to hear from you.

And yes, Casino AZ is atrocious! They're awful, but it's fun to play there - I've been there on business trips and have made a nice little pot o' cash.

Good luck in AZ!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 18th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I have played with you at Trump

Yes, I can see you doing some damage at Casino Arizona.

They have a bad beat jackpot promotion going right now that is such a long shot but it keeps me there way too many hours. The jackpot is $500,000 for beaten 4 jacks. I know lotto is probably better odds.
From: pokeramarama Date: October 18th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
If anything, you want to be facing me heads-up. I can sit patiently and wait for one plebe at a full table to make a mistake and then pounce, but when there are only two people left, the plebe making the mistake, is me.

Trust me on that one.

I, too, am in love with PLO. I just need to divert funds to a site that runs a more consistent game at a certain level.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 18th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
come to pokerstars, babyyyeeeee.

Although I hear party's pretty fishy too. :)
badblood44 From: badblood44 Date: October 18th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Aw shucks

You are too nice to me.

I wouldn't want to face you headsup either :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 18th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Aw shucks

Aw, gosh, I'm just tellin' the truth. :)
From: fat_tabby Date: October 19th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not gonna say you're too nice, cause well, I happen to think I do HU quite well. :) (And please, you are totally a bitch!) ;)

But of course, thank you for the compliment, and ditto. Although I see some HU sugar-packet restaurant poker in our future... :D
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 24th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
sugar packet! daymn :)

And you do do HU very well, baby :)
From: joanne1111 Date: October 19th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I am harmless....but thanks :)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 24th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's always the quiet ones you need to be worried about :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 19th, 2005 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)


Yeah, yeah, yeah... screw this love-fest...

And screw you for leaving me off the list. I guess I don't scare no one.


maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 24th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Whatever

Awww, p0 cj :)
From: drizztdj Date: October 19th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Any chance for the WPBT event to be HORSE? Well... just the O would be fine by me :D
maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 24th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it should be HRSE :D
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 19th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

I agree

Its all about the "O"

maigrey From: maigrey Date: October 24th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I agree

O baby. :)

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