I gave this “poker” thing a shot on Friday night at Mookie’s (and Mrs. Mookie’s) house. It is a $10 rebuy tourney with an optional add-on at the end of the first hour. I really didn’t like spending too much money so I did my origonal buy-in and told the table I wasn’t going to rebuy. I actually never got too short stacked so it was fine. There were plenty of rebuys and nearly everyone added on- but not me. When we hit the final table I was 9 of 10 in chips. Luckily I picked up QQ on the first hand and Henry got to double me up.
There were two big lay-down hands- both of which I think I played correctly. The first was having AK on the button when Jim (in mid position) comes in for a modest raise. LeeAnne (the monster chip stack) quickly pushed. That hurts. I folded, but so did Jim- so I have no idea what would have happened. I think she was the only one at the table who had me covered at that point, so I didn’t want to risk it on a draw. Later on I picked up QQ in the small blind, Henry pushed and David W called. I re-raised about 1/3 of my stack. Rocky only peaked at one card when I said “raise”, when he peaked at the other card he re-raised all-in. David fairly quickly folded. I thought about it for awhile, I had Rocky covered but it would have crippled me to lose. I folded and he turned up aces. I was going to be sick if a queen hit, but the fates were fair that night and an ace on the flop sealed the deal. David folded jacks.
It is nice to play and only put your chips at risk exactly once- and have it hold up. Heads up lasted one hand 99 against 66 and I turned my $10 into $190. Not bad.
I also was able to catch _The_Depated_ on Friday. Scorsese put on another great show. It is long intricate peice, but not so twisted that it is hard to follow. Recomended if you get the chance.
Saturday was football. Texas got to stomp OU and that makes Austin a happy town.
Sunday was BBQ- ribs, chicken, Elgin sausage, the works. I have a picture of the grill on my phone- but can’t figure out how to get it off yet.
Last weeks running totals: 10.5 miles and one loop of Forest Creek (about 5 miles). I shot a 111 from the blues and still can’t get off the box to save my life.