December 03, 2010
Played poker pretty much all day long.Â Played a few hands for the 50k
Challenge.Â There is no possible way I am going to finish this.Â I have
The Arizona v ASU was a doozy. Brotzman all over again.
I thought I was going to lose money all day long.Â Looked at my results and they were a relief.Â I spent almost all my player points and got $500 cash.Â Even though it's about 375ish after it screws my rakeback. I'm glad Full Tilt added the daily medals again.Â I get so many f those. When they took them away it sucked.Â Well here is my graph for today.
Here is my cash graph for today.Â I only played a few tables for like a half hour.Â I was so bored out of my mind that I wanted to stab myself.Â I hate online cash.Â Here is my miserable, boring graph.
Felt like sharing a story tonight.Â It is one of my favorite live tournament moments.Â It happened maybe four years ago? There was this sketchy card room downtownish and they had a bunch of poker tables.Â They had a $100 buy-in tournament and my dad, my mom and I all played in it. I can't remember how much people were in it, but it was several tables. I had been playing aggressive and playing great the whole tournament.Â The casino owner was at my table and he is like a mexican/middle eastern drug lord. I made a bunch of bluffs on him and eventually put him out.Â
Well I had gotten crippled on a hand earlier and I was grinding my way back up in chips. A hand came up and I pushed with garbage.Â There were only two tables left.Â My mom who was at my table and three players to my left, tanked for like a minute and folded. She gave me a weird look and shook her head.Â The break came just a few hands later and my dad walked up to me and said "your mom just folded queens to you." I didn't believe him and went up to my mom and she said that she folded the queens.
"I knew you had nothing, but i just couldn't get myself to put you out."Â I couldn't believe it.Â She could have taken me out and had more chips and tried to win the tournament herself. But, she couldn't bring herself to take her son out of the tournament.
To make a long story a little shorter, we both made it to the final table.Â She went out early, but got her money back.Â I proceeded to play one of the best final tables of my life.Â I got heads up with this super crazy Vietnamese guy.Â He had me massively out chipped.Â Everyone in the card room was watching our table.Â The rail was at least two people deep all around the table.Â I remember looking up and seeing everyone watching and it was like a dream. I was totally in the zone. I asked the guy to make a deal and he laughed at me. I eventually doubled up a couple times and slow rolled an ace preflop and had him drawing dead on the turn.Â I over took him in chips and we made a deal.Â
I made $1500 that night and if my mom wouldn't have folded those queens to me, I would have made nothing.Â I will never forget that.Â I hope to be able to repay her just like that in a tournament someday.