I made a decent run in the WWdN event tonight. I ended up 15th when my TT ran into AA, picked up a straight draw on the turn, but my 6 outer didn’t hit. I struggled from the back of the pack the entire way and felt like I got timely cards a few times and just played solid poker to survive as long as I did. I’ll be back. These are really tough events with very solid players and I enjoy the competition for a mere $11. Tough spot of the night: I had a player sitting out the entire event to my left. Normally perfect for picking up free blinds, but the average player in WWdN never let me. Hard to call a 3X raise with 25o in the small blind.
I played a very cool 6-top SnG on Monday. I stayed out of the way and kept starting stack size until the blinds got to 50/100. Play tighted up huge. Then I pushed, and pushed, and pushed. The players got tight and I got paid. When we got to the bubble the two very similar small stacks got it in and an ace high won. I had a 5-4 chip lead, but two hands later, a raise with 99, a nine on the flop, and a timely check-raise takes the whole thing down. I think I played my absolute best SnG and got rewarded for it. Nice feeling after the trash run I had a few weeks back.
Mavs lost. Again. 4 in a row. Dwane Wade is a stud. That is all.
I switched to watching Madagascar on HBO, much better entertainment.I was going to spend a bunch of time and words bitching out Washington State for their short-sighted, ill-advised move to block online poker and, as it turns out, writting about online poker, but it seems everyone else is. I used to live outside Seattle and it always seemed to be a rational, if a bit liberal place. Oregon and California were always the states doing invasive legislation, not Washington. I know that this bill is going to protect the children, but it is some of the dumbest crap I have heard come out of a politicial since I heard the word “nuke-yoo-ler”. Legalize-Tax-Profit. How hard is that?
Off to bed now. I want to run in the morning before it gets too hot.