March 31, 2010
I havenâ€™t blogged in four days! Seems like forever. I got back from the coast on Sunday and I was tired from traveling so I wasnâ€™t in the mood for blogging. I plumb forgot last night. Iâ€™m trying my hardest to keep this going. I want to at least post every day I play poker.
There are so many things to talk about and I could probably go on forever, so Iâ€™m just going to summarize my weekend.
Left in the morning on Friday to go clam digging. We got to the coast around 3:00pm. I caught two limits of clams. (About 30) Sun was shining and it was close to 60 degrees. First time Iâ€™ve ever clam dug with my sunglasses on. That tells you how much sun the Washington beach gets. Played poker that night at the casino. Missed the tournament by a few minutes. That was depressing. Played live 3-8 spread the rest the night. I played well till one hand. I was up around $100. My dad and I had been playing for a few hours. It was a kill pot and I had the kill button. Means the limits are doubled and I have 6 dollars on the button. Everyone folds except one guy. He thinks he is a hot shot. I knew he would raise if everyone folded. Everyone folds and he raises, just as planned. I have J9s, in the SB. He is in the BB. I had last action. I call, planning on bluffing. (Iâ€™ve been playing crazy tight, Iâ€™d been card dead for a while) The flop comes Kxx. I check he bets like $12. I check/raise to 28. He think awhile and calls. I really thought I had the pot right there. The turn comes a blank, I still have no pair. I bet $16. He thinks and calls. I thought for sure I could have got it there, even if he had some kind of mediocre hand because Iâ€™m representing a monster. The river came a blank. The only way I could win was to bet cause I had J high. I could have checked, but there was a flush draw on the flop and I thought that there was a small chance he could have been going after that, or maybe another weak draw, who knows. I bet, and of course he calls. He has K6o. Yuck. For one, he was worse than I thought, two, I should have stopped betting on the turn. I lost about all my profit on that hand and was pretty devastated. If I bluff I always pick the right time. That time it wasnâ€™t.
The next day we sat around till it was time to clam dig at 4:00pm. It was 60 degrees outside and sunny. Beautiful day and everyone was on the beach. The clam digging kinda sucked and we didnâ€™t catch our limits and we worked hard for the 20 we caught. The second day is always worse.
Sunday night I cashed out $500. My rake back put me over the mark I was aiming for. My rake back was $113. I think that is the highest Iâ€™ve ever earned in a week. I was happy. Itâ€™ll be nice to pay back some of the rent I owe.
Monday I got a new phone sent to me from Verizon. I activated it and it seemed to work fine. Then I tried to call someone and they couldnâ€™t hear me. Turns out that something is wrong with the mic and I have to send the new one in. They are sending me another phone. I couldnâ€™t reactivate my old one, so I sent it back to them like I was supposed to. So Iâ€™m using a cell that can only text. Itâ€™s ok, but I hate when I am having a long conversation via text, when it could take a minute over the phone. Oh and my cell is my house phone. My new cell should come in tomorrow and hopefully they donâ€™t deliver it to the wrong house this time lol.
I played poker on Monday. Played five sessions. Dropped down to the $6.50â€™s because I was just below being rolled for the $12â€™s. I hadnâ€™t played in a few days so I thought I may be a little rusty, so dropping down wouldnâ€™t hurt. Well, I was indeed rusty and forgot that the $6.50â€™s are very swingy. Lotâ€™s of really really bad players and really bad regulars. I didnâ€™t play my best game and I ran horrible. So that combined is a disaster. I lost about 10 buy-ins. Not the end of the world.
Today I played the $6.50â€™s again. I played three sessions starting at noon. It was nice to get a few done before the evening. Ran horrible, but didnâ€™t do too bad. Probably lost a few buy-ins. Got back to the tables at about 5:30. Played another three sessions. Ran just completely terrible. Itâ€™s starting to sound like a broken record, but if you guys saw the beats I was taking, you would understand. I canâ€™t even post them because there are too many horrible suck outs. To make matters way worse, Full Tilt decided to freeze up TWICE during my last session. The first time it happened it just froze and I realized something stupid was going on. I typed in the chat box to see if I could chat and the instant I pressed enter, the connecting screen came on and of course when you push enter it clicks the cancel button and FT shuts down. â€˜Wow fuckâ€™ was basically my thought process. So I fired every thing up which takes about two minutes. I had like three crucial hands in play and all were screwed because I just timed out. The second time it happened I had like six tables short handed and it totally screwed me over at that point. At least it reconnected without me having to reboot FT. My internet was working the whole time and I checked to see if my internet was out each time FT disconnected. I emailed Full Tilt about the situation and hopefully I can get compensated something, because Iâ€™m 99% sure it wasnâ€™t on my end. The good thing was that I didnâ€™t lose money that session cause I managed to cash in a few tourneys. I should have done better though.
I just looked at my cashier and I lost about â€˜oneâ€™ buy-in tonight. Wow what a surprise! I thought I did horrible. Well that sure makes me happy. Itâ€™s nice to run really bad and not lose too much money.
I quit for the night because I couldnâ€™t deal with any more disconnects. So Iâ€™ll probably just read a book and fix myself something to eat. Then watch American Idol when Courtney gets off work.