Thursday, February 28, 2008

Re: Brandi, Sklansky et al

by BSN

If there were ever a group of people that deserved each other more, I have yet to meet them.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Being Jack Casey


by BSN

So, I guess I have something to share.

A couple years ago I spent far too much time writing about a layoff and my frustration finding employment. I stopped because even I got tired of reading that crap. The low point was when I had to give away my dog.

But, slowly but surely, I'm rebuilding my career. I've worked jobs that grown men would giggle about behind my back, but I'm proud to have taken and done well with each of those opportunities. Now, my career will take me to another new city, this time in a new state.

Goin' to Huntsvegas, AL.

Still not all the way back to where I was a few years ago. But, I'm grinding my way through it with a lot of hard work and discipline and I'm seeing the results. I'm back in the industry that chewed me up and spit me out, in a job I've only done tangentially in the past, working for a couple guys that once fired me, and looking forward to the challenge.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Monsters, monsters everywhere

by BSN

So frustrating. Played the Mookie last night, made it 90 minutes or so, and busted calling off all my chips with AK vs. KK. It was right to make the call at that point, my M was down below 5, but I had the same situation Tuesday night in the $3 rebuy after being in awesome shape for more than 2 hours.

Just a bad run, nobody is really hitting longshots on me but I'm running good hands into better hands. That's the way it goes sometimes, hopefully it turns around soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What do you call it when the King flushes the toilet?

by BSN

So, I thought the biggest thing that would happen in this tournament is getting heads-up against another Big Slick.

This is a nice way to break my weekend-long losing streak:

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ooof!

by BSN

Variance is a bitch.

It's been a brutal weekend. Every weekend is brutal, it seems - there are only ever two kinds of tables, those populated with donkeys playing any two cards and flopping the 8 and the 3 they needed to make their two pair and those populated with 9 people all playing the same super-tight game where you have at least 7 left by the eighth or ninth level.

Brutal. Or, maybe I just suck.

Friday, February 15, 2008

My butthole puckered a little...

by BSN

Yeah, THAT title ought to bring some interesting searches.

Anyway, I satellited into the 50-50 tonight. This is how the first hand started:


Not playing many of these, I can't say I've ever had a main event winner smooth-call me on the first hand of a tourney before.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Final Table, $3 Turbo Rebuy

by BSN

It's been a while since I played a rebuy tourney, and those were the donkament. Something like 2 years since I played a non-blogger rebuy.

And it was a turbo, to boot. Yes, lots of sick play going on. Game selection, game selection.

I did the initial rebuy and the add-on, so I was into the game for $9. I don't know what people are thinking in these things, over 25% of the field was out before the rebuy period was over.

It's a REBUY. Not the place to go with your last $3. What other excuse is there for not sticking through the rebuy period?

Anyway, I bounced out in 5th for a profit of something like $128 for two and half hours. With an M below 5 most of the night, I wound up going out when I pushed 6-6 UTG into AA and couldn't manage to spike the 2-outer.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mookie

by BSN

It's been something like 11 months and 5 days since I won my first Mookie.

I think. I'm pretty tired, coming down off the diet pepsi max rush I used to stay awake.

Just got extremely lucky, as those who played with me will attest.


BSN wins the mookie

Much thanks to Mookie and the guys at BuddyDank for the entertainment.

Monday, February 04, 2008

More poker soon to be available for North Florida degenerates

by BSN

Cardplayer is reporting that the poker room approved at the Orange Park Kennel Club will open April 1, and they've hired 100 dealers out of 1500 applicants.

I live ten minutes from the St. Johns racetrack and poker room, and haven't played in years thanks to bad memories of donkeys - my head exploded when my KK was cracked by 2-4o, drawing all the way to the river on a gutshot - but don't get me started.

Perhaps I'll be able to build new memories with the new poker room being literally one block off I-295 on my ride home at night. Jacksonville poker is getting better and better all the time.