Monday, August 07, 2006

Blind Squirrels Running Amok in a Nut Factory

The saying goes even a blind squirrel can find a nut now and then. Lately in my tournaments it seems like the squirrels have been let loose in a nut factory and are finding the nutz and IG is getting her ass whooped by the worst hands (as usual). This left me with my first losing week on-line since probably April 2005. Granted I didnt play much last week but I ended down $7.61 (not monster bucks but still red ink). The tourneys I cashed in didn't cover the buyins. Absolute poker is not showing me any love. Ever since I withdrew most of my AP bankroll for Vegas I have been getting no cards. I know its my imagination but they are punishing me for withdrawing. My best game of the week came at my weekly Omaha Hi Lo where I managed a nice 4th place finish. Thinking about giving no limit a break and focusing on Omaha 8 for a bit or taking up Badugi.

Next Friday night we have a preseason meeting and tourney for the APL. I have my directions to where our games are held. I cant wait to actually start handling real chips again and cards. I havent mastered chip shuffling yet and I figure one of the dudes can teach me. I have small hands and just cant get the buggers to meld. My cover was blown, Trent finally realized that Lori was Irongirl and made the comment on the message board to watch out for me and actually used the word... cough choke cough......... SHARK. I have come to realize that most guys love a gal that can play cards and talk football.

I haven't made it up to the Saratoga Thoroughbred track yet. The injury to Barbaro made me not want to see another horse get injured. I only live 15 minutes from the "August Place to be". Mom and I usually go up there for her birthday which is this month. This past Wednesday the track cancelled the whole race card for the first time in history. The heat index was so bad that the track veternarians and NYRA, after consulting with the trainers and jockeys, decided it was too dangerous.

The squirrels are still running lose. I raise to $100 two off the button with AK and the blinds at $20/$40... The small blind pushes all in for another $310. I call he flips K2 os.... I got him dominated right...??? not when the flop comes a deuce and then for good measure the river comes another deuce. All is not right with the world. This is a small dollar rebuy tourney on Titan. Ten people have rebought already in 29 minutes. In order to recoup their money they have to finish better then 7th. The tourney is paying ten deep.

I hate this. I'm starting to play scared reactive poker and not aggressive poker like I usually do. I'm minimium raising because there are two many people seeing flops with mediocre hands and catching their crap. Trap hands are looking good. And one frigging moron who has no chance of winning this tourney has rebought for the third or fourth time already and is now moving all in every chance he gets. Its Hammer time baby.....

4 comments:

mookie99 said...

Thanks for coming out to The Mookie last night.

PokerFreak said...

Damn...U been watchin me play? LoL Ive been gettin my ass busted like that for over a week now. Keep thinkin its gonna change but so far its the SOS over and over. I even took 2 days off cause I was starting to steam just by loggin on, even before the cards were dealt! Anyway...1st time visitor, cool blog

fitchjr1 said...

i may be out in saratoga this month, let me know :)

mookie99 said...

Thanks for playing again last night and bringing in some new blood.