Thank goodness the weekend is finally here. Time for a bad post with no interesting content!
First a brag. This evening's poker results so far: Poker winnings, $1.50. Bonus dollars 'won': $57.00.
No, that's not a typo, and yes, I still suck at poker.
The most rigged site on the internet, William Hill Poker doubled their monthly bonus for September. 50 GBP (almost $100), just for playing 5 hours of $1/$2 limit or $100PL/NL or higher.
Despite the fact that I've historically gotten absolutely KILLED at Will Hill (minus 5 BB/100 hands according to PokerTracker) and the general problem that the $1/$2 limit HE game is one of the worst anywhere, with table VPIPs running at about 20%, I could not resist.
I'm going to try not to go BUSTO over the next two hours.
Oh, and I should mention that the increased bonus has brought out the bonus whores in force -- there are more $1/$2 tables going than I have ever seen. Actually, now that I think about it, I think Interpoker and some of the other Cryptos have changed their rules for bonus clearing starting September 1, so that may be driving the increased traffic as well.
Now all they need are some fish.
Yes, you're right. I'd rather be playing PLO. But when your bankroll in play is less than ONE full buyin at the minimum level required, that's, um, not an option. Clearing bonuses in general playing low limit PL or NL is pointless.
I donated in the 'Play with Gavin' satellite last night, finishing 8th when my 88 couldn't hold off SoxLover's tourist. Standard ace on the river. I do wonder, though, when I started wearing a 'steal my big blind, I'm weak tight' T-shirt.
If not for a power lip out on number two, I would have had the elusive birdie-birdie-birdie start to a round of golf on Wednesday. I don't think I've ever managed to do that. Of course it all went downhill from there, but it was fun while it lasted.
Playing tight is boring. I might have to find a site with penny tables and donk it up playing every hand. That is a guaran-damn-teed good time.
End of bad post.