- G-Rob, because I can never put him on a hand now that I f'n told him his biggest tell.
- Otis, because, well, he's Otis
- Joanne, because she's the tournament queen
- Blood, because he's pretty darn good
- April, because she's fearsome heads up
- 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.