I played in the live Tanner Evers Charity Event on Friday night. I was nearly felted before the first break but was able to chip up and get back into the game.
Two hands of note: 99 in the big blind against Jim UTG and Zach in the SB. Everyone was all in, Jim had A7 and Zack 33. Jim was the short stack and hit running 7s to tripple up. My 9s were good against Zach and I ended up just a bit and he was left with about 1 bet. Later on I was able to stay in cheap with JTs and rivered my flush. Wes pushed me in and I happily called. He had hit two pair. We hit the final table and it was nearly a crap shoot. I was one of the larger stacks (2nd or 3rd) and had about 1/3 the stack of the chip leader. I was able to work a decent stack up and watch the attrition. It ended when Melissa and I were heads up and I pushed from the BB into her limp from the button. She had kings and I was done. The game lasted 6+ hours, and I was beat tired. For my efforts I got a $100 gift certificate to BBQ Pits from Henry and Carol.
No other poker this weekend.
Football! I watched Texas get smoked Saturday night. It wasn’t pretty. They slipped to 8th in the rankings which seems pretty harsh considering they lost to the #1 team. I hope this isn’t the end of this type of out-of-conference match-ups. It would be great to see more ACC-SEC-Big 10-Big 12-Pac 10 match-ups between perenial top 25 teams. The Hokies won (mostly *not* in the 1st quarter) and moved to 14th. They should be able to get into the top 10 this year even having to play BC, Miami, and Virginia. Luckily FSU is not on the schedule.
I spent Sunday recovering, Saturday was a long one. I did finish the new Jeffrey Archer book _False Impression_. It was pretty good, I’m going to go back and get some of his older stuff because I enjoy his style a lot. I now have a few poker books and two “critical thinking” type books on my reading list. Speaking of poker books, my folks sent me Scott Gallant’s book _Pressure Poker_; it arrived today and will be put on the reading stack.
ACL Festival starts in 4 days. It looks like it will be in the low 90s. I’m was hoping for upper 80s, but I’ll take it.
Off to the dentist today. Yeah! Or not.