May 01, 2010
I did finish the month with over 25k hands played. It was a struggle. I lost a lot of time early and had to scramble at the end. But it I did it. I ran like absolute rotten vagina over that course of time, and while I know my A game probably suffered some from playing so many tables, I definitely donâ€™t feel like I was playing unprofitably. Iâ€™m not one to complain about beats and EV wah wah wah so Iâ€™ll just sum it up and say that I donâ€™t remember winning with AK all-in preflop, and I donâ€™t remember flopping a set and winning when all the money went in. End of story morning glory. I am glad for the experience and while Iâ€™m taking a couple of days off because my eyes are bleeding Red Bull and my mouth is parched and feels like sandpaper, I am getting used to putting more volume in. Iâ€™ll figure out who had the best comment on the original blog and announce/pm who gets the free hour of coaching soon!
Iâ€™m a DC coach now! Thanks to everyone at DC and big thanks to Krantz. I really enjoy teaching poker, I may even enjoy it more than playing, and Iâ€™m glad to be a part of the team.
I changed my avatar to Crispin Glover as the Wizard of Gore because well, it fits me nicely :D
Harvest Rain, the musical project Iâ€™m sometimes involved in has a new CD coming out sometime soon. Check it out here: Harvest Rain Jason Thompkins is the musical genius behind the project and a dear friend.
Thumbs down to the New Jersey Devils for getting ousted in round 1. I guess I still have the Bruins to root for. Hopefully they donâ€™t fuck it up.
Grats to my cash game student/IRL friend/SNG Pro James Whittet for mizing 3rd in the Venetian Deep Stack main event. Keep crushing it sir.
SCARECROW: Someone who shall remain nameless (a reg, a 2p2 cat) called me down in a single raised pot with A high when I bet bet overbet shoved with a flush. Then they said â€œOops thought I had a flushâ€ Donâ€™t be that kind of a hero guys. Itâ€™s rarely going to work out. We all know you didnâ€™t think you had a flush, you thought you were super cool style guy calling jaggy down with A high to be right and gloat. The same dude 3b me with 72o previous and showed it down. Just thought Iâ€™d toss this scarecrow out there, donâ€™t let your ego get the best of you. Respect your opponents no matter how bad or good you think they are. You HAVE to give them some respect or youâ€™re going to end up making emotionally driven mistakes. We often feel that when someone is worse than we are, we are entitled to beating them or just scooping their money up, or when we have something to prove to someone, how good we are and how weâ€™re on their level etc. etc. You get what Iâ€™m sprayinâ€™ folks, just stay cool headed and keep yourself in check.
Alright I guess Iâ€™m done rambling about a million subjects. 200NL was fun, 9-12 tabling was fun, glad itâ€™s over. HELLO MID/HIGH STAKES I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH!