Dipped a couple toes back in the online waters this week. After cashing out to deal with life’s little expenses (you know, like housing, transportation and student loans), I scrounged up a few bucks to reload. Ahh, the thrill of the chase – the bonus chase.
I’d like to say I’ve been fabulously successful. Scott McM successful.
Here’s a little tip: When coming back, try and avoid the world’s toughest $1/$2 limit game – the full ring tables at Will Hill. Nothing but TAGs chasing that 5 GBP per hour bonus for playing.
Bonus tip: Try and avoid running QQ into 77, AQ into AA, TT into 63o, etc.
Your bankroll will thank you.
After a downish session, I had to pull up Pokertracker for the first time in months just to see how bad I’ve been running at Will Hill. It’s bad. Very bad. More than –5.00 BB/100 bad. It’s not hard to see why, either – my went to showdown percentages are in the ballpark, but my won $ at showdown percentages are absurdly low – twenty to thirty percentage points below where they should be.
Obvious conclusion: It’s still rigged.
I also hit up the Mookie on Wednesday – didn’t get home early enough on Tuesday or last night to play in the Wheatie or the DADI, respectively. Golf > Poker. And, of course, AQo >>>>>> QQ.
Not much else going on. Thank goodness for the long holiday weekend. I need it to recharge and to get a bunch of stuff done around the house.
Vegas envy is setting in. Jealousy is currently at level ‘Cyan’, although I’m sure it’ll be all the way to ‘Deep Forest Green’ by the end of next week. Any other not-goings want to sling a few chips online next weekend? Call it “WPBT in Las Vegas: NOT THE”.
Another highlight of the summer for me (and one of the few times I’ll curse not having cable TV) is the Tour de France. Yeah, a bike race. If that makes this a totally gay online diary, so be it.
The insanity starts tomorrow, and it’s going to be crazier than any race in approximately forever – no Lance, and now they’ve kicked out Ullrich, Basso, Mancebo and a whole bunch of other guys. Suddenly, you have to move the ‘other Americans’ (Leipheimer and Landis) up to about the top of the pre-race favorites list. Bookies all over Europe must be going nuts trying to deal with this development.
And scratch that grumbling about no cable – at least this way I won’t have to listen to the endless commentary about doping.
Finally, before you even think about putting it in comments -- this blog is not on the juice.