February 16, 2011
If you recall, a few months back I made a bet with Vincent (soepgroente) that we'd each play 40k hands in a month. The end results were mixed, in that I lost a bit of money over the 40k hands but finally made Supernova on stars and cleared some nice bonuses. I did learn something useful from the bet though, and that is that I may be utterly incapable of putting in any sort of volume at the tables without additional incentives. So, in order to get back on track, I've booked another volume bet, this time with Jordan (2fouroffsuit).
It is a similar sort of wager, except with a lower hand goal for me since I don't want to have to play 9+ tables and I have at least 7 days of ultimate and business travel that I won't be able to grind during. So I need to reach 25k hands and he needs to play 45k. To make up the difference in volume, I'm wagering $4500 against his $2500. Of course, the most likely outcome is that we both reach our goals and no money changes hands, but if either of us fails to reach his goal he owes the other that amount. The bet begins today, and runs until March 14th. He shouldn't have any trouble with it, as he just went pro (woo!) but perhaps I can figure out his distraction weaknesses and/or send some secret distraction agents. Suggestions and/or applications for distraction agent positions are welcome!