I made a deep run last nite in Riverchasers with virtually no cards all nite. I made the best of the hands I was dealt and managed to go out in 13th place. My exit hand was typical.. Raise Pocket Tens, reraised by ScarKnight's AK (he had me slightly outchipped). Flop comes 9KT (set for IG) turn another K river 9.... I go out boat over boat countefeited on the end. Collective groan from Al Cant Hang, Mookie, Astin in girly chat, LJ, and KOD. KOD announces IG needs to practice coinflipping. AMEN Brother. I calculated that at the end of the first hour we had lost on the average of one person every two minutes. A respectable showing after a Mookie Final table the night before.
Wednesday nights Mookie, saw me get lucky when I cracked Aces all in with pocket 8's and I hit my set. I was all in preflop and yes it was a lucky break for me but you have to get the occasional break once or twice to go deep in MTT's. Again, I got my money in with the best hand. Snake5970 felt I should have waited since the shortie was all-in with AT, and had a call from eventual winner MikeMaloney. It wasnt a bad call at all by Mike. he had KQos and it wasnt that much more for him to call my all-in (about 7000K) so he was getting decent odds on his money. Two hearts on the board one a queen, I failed to fill up my flush or pair my Ace and out I went.
Astin suggested I write a long post about suckouts ala Hoy but losing a coin flip is not the end of the world. I have a great positive attitude about my game in general and know I have a few end game leaks to seal. I'm playing without regard to losing a $10-$24 buy-in and that has helped me immensely. Im playing the least amount of poker I have in three years, but when I do play I have a positive mental attitude, I'm staying patient and I'm constantly tweaking my game to adjust.
I currently sit in 16th place in the BBT Duece. Ive final tabled 3 of the 4 last Mookies and have 7 final tables in 22 shots at the Mookie for 2007. As MiamiDon said it is only a matter of time before the planets align and I win won of these things.
I'm sitting in second place in my live league by about three points. Ive thought about quitting several times regardless of how well Im doing and the fact that I stand to take home some nice Moolah at the end of the year. Ive been frustrated by the people who get up to smoke when its their turn to deal, are so intoxicated they cant handle their chips and stare at them for what seems like hours trying to count them out to make a bet. Not to mention the fact that I'm about ready to let loose a few snarky remarks to counter those directed my way from someone whom Karen and I have decided has an issue with respect for woman. But, I'm not a quitter and wont quit mid-season. Plus, Snake who is having the same issues as me (even more so) and I made an agreement that we would see it thru. There are so many leagues and clubs that have sprung up around Smallbany that I can find a tourney or cash game pretty much every nite of the week.
I'm going to miss the December Blogger gathering as I'm almost out of unscheduled time off. What time I do have I have to save for the holidays since being the daughter of long-time split parents, everything is done in twos. I may sneak up to Turning Stone for a Deep-Stack tourney the weekend after Thanksgiving and as soon as hunting season is over, I'm sure I can cajole Snake into another Foxwoods run. Of course that runs till almost Christmas here in Upstate NY so I wont be for a bit.
More to come but time to put on a skirt and my high-heeled boots and head up to play live!!!
Edited 11/17/07 for my Riverchasers exit hand of boat over boat thanks to Al Cant Hang for filling in the blanks!!!