I returned to the bittersweet embrace of teh poker last night. For the first time in several weeks, I actually played a couple hundred hands, plus the Wil Wheaton tournament. Results were not quite junkkicktastic, but it was not looking good for a while there.
My primary objective was to try and finish the stupid Pokerroom bonus. At one point, I was down nearly 25 BBs -- this is effectively a 30 BB bonus I'm working on -- before making a comeback to down only about 9 BBs. Most of my wins were nothing more than naked aggression - I caught nada, handwise.
I did manage to get in a little more than 1/3 of the remaining hands I needed, but it'll be another day or two at least (sigh) before my puny bankroll is released to try and score free money from PokerStars or Full Tilt.
On the plus side, I did make enough money playing awful PLO (with bloggers) to pay for the non-winning 18th place Wil finish. One interesting hand -- I have AdXdXdX, Geek and Proud has AcXcXcX. The flop comes with two diamonds and a club. The turn is another club, which gives us each the nut straight (I think we each had a ten, and the board included KQJ) with a redraw to the nut flush. We get all the money in on the turn. We each have EV of exactly 0.50 -- I think he ran the numbers and we're each 20% to win, 60% to tie, 20% to lose.
Yeah, I got a diamond on the river. I suck. Out.
As usual, there's no real point to this post, I'm just killing a couple minutes while thinking about something else. It was fun to play with the blogging elite, as always.
I'd really like to play in TripJax's tournament tonight, but I don't know if I'll be able to stay awake. The insomnia hit hard last night, meaning that I was late to work this morning and am dragging ass. We'll see.
Edit: Go visit Jax's site. Play his tournament. There are bloggers, bounties and, uh, babes. 9 PM ET tonight.