Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pokersavvy FTW

by BSN

I got WINE working on my new Ubuntu install so I was able to download Pokerstars. Had one instance where everything froze when I was holding QQ, but other than that everything seemed to work fine.

I mis-read the email from Pokersavvy that said Top 3 get a seat in their final, and played to win. Ooops. I'd say it was good practice except I think the others realized it and just let me win.

Anyhoo, there's a weekly series being played that will culminate in a 12-player final for $2,500, intended (but not required) for someone to use for a WSOP entry. If you didn't get the email, let me know and I'll forward you mine so you can make the inquiry. They didn't require links

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Way down upon the Suwanee River

by BSN
... 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.

In my last post I hinted at changes in my real life to get better balance. If it wasn't already obvious, I was job-hunting. I'm happy to announce the job hunt was successful, and I am returning to Florida in June.

Just in time to scratch my tar balls. Suckers are starting to itch.
I expected to be intimidated at the thought of jumping into a challenging work environment, one where expectations are high and the margin for failure is small. To put it in poker terms, I'm going all-in with my career while holding ATo in EP at a full table.
Despite a few scary moments, including picking up a slew of metaphorical 2-outers, I survived and thrived. To continue the metaphor, game selection was key. I came in as the strongest player at the table, albeit short-stacked, and dictated the action. Now, I head to a bigger game against a table of unknowns. Dangerous, but at least I know the game and should survive as long as I'm careful not to bet the stack in the early stages.


Oh yeah, I'm going to check out the freeroll the folks at are putting on at Pokerstars tomorrow, and the next several weeks. Assuming I can get WINE working on Ubuntu so I can download Pokerstars. Don't ask...