Here's a summary of last night's poker. Call it 'The Idiot With the Hammer and the Level 38 Opponent Play'.
No, I'm not using a convertor for the hand. Screw that. There are no innocents to be protected. This is the MOOKIE.
PokerStars Game #5860457406: Tournament #29532314, $10+$1 Hold'em No
Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2006/08/09 - 22:36:15 (ET)
Table '29532314 6' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Bone_Daddy84 (1664 in chips)
Seat 2: surflexus (4007 in chips)
Seat 3: BobRespert (3493 in chips)
Seat 4: Marxst1 (1570 in chips)
Seat 6: kaellinn18 (3020 in chips)
Seat 7: on_thg (1305 in chips)
Seat 8: Drizztdj (1512 in chips)
Seat 9: jjok (1245 in chips) is sitting out
Drizztdj: posts small blind 25
jjok: posts big blind 50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to on_thg [7h 2d]
Well, what do you know. The Hammer. On the button. I've played three hands in thirty seven minutes -- AA and two random hands from the blinds. Bobby Bracelet is raising every hand, winning lots of small pots and occasionally losing a big one. Maybe I'll get some respect.
BobRespert: raises 100 to 150
Did I mention Bob was raising every hand?
Marxst1: calls 150
No respect for Bobby's raise.
on_thg: raises 400 to 550
Marxst1: calls 400
*** FLOP *** [Jc 4c 9c]
on_thg: bets 754
I know it's the Mookie, but I'm going with the Hoy. Maybe I can represent a big club draw.
Marxst1: raises 266 to 1020 and is all-in
Okay, maybe not. Oh well.
on_thg: calls 1 and is all-in
*** TURN *** [Jc 4c 9c] [Ks]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 4c 9c Ks] [Js]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Marxst1: shows [Kc 2c] (a flush, King high)
NOBODY SUSPECTS THE SPANISH INQUISITION! Dude. WTF.
on_thg: shows [7h 2d] (a pair of Jacks)
I respect someone who can commit 11x the BB and more than 1/3 of their stack preflop, out of position, with K2s. No wonder Marxst1 won the damned Mookie.
I'm scrambling around trying to get caught up at work, since I have to go to Minneapolis next weekend for a wedding. This could very well be the first time in years I've gone without venturing down to the Midwest's finest poker room, Canterbury Park. I don't think I can convince them to spread $0.25/$0.50 limit.
Get over to For Peyton now and get yourself some cool poker stuff. For a good cause and stuff.
I'm such a shill, but at least I'm shilling for a good cause.
Knocked off Rick Reilly's "Shanks For Nothing" last night. Quick read. Not great, but amusing enough -- we'll call it three stars out of five. It's a sequel to "Missing Links", which is without exception THE funniest book involving golf and gambling ever written. I'm serious.
Huh, I didn't have much to say after all. Time to go back to getting WSOP updates.