Hey, what a great idea! You're tired already after a short night and a long day -- why not compound the pain and stay up late again!
Um, yeah. I did. Played the Riverchasers event in the ongoing BBT2 series. I know I kvetch about the starting times of these events on a regular basis, so I'll skip it this once. Like I've said before, though, 9PM is relatively sane.
Thanks to some unusually successful donkey play, I found myself in an odd position: Chip leader with 12 left. Couldn't close the deal. Twice I had to lay down hands where I was the aggressor but would have had to call a river shove with a weak hand. Eventually busted when in pushmonkey mode with KJ vs AJ in 5th or 6th (I forget which). So sleepy.
One golden opportunity went by the boards, although I do think it was the right decision -- on the bubble, EP shoves for about 10k. TFG shoves for 33k total. I'm the big stack (I have TFG covered by at least 10k), on the button with AKo. I fold. With authority. It's TT vs 99.
Being results oriented, I would have turned an ace, knocked out both players, and taken a stack 3x the size of anyone else to the final table.
Oh, well. I'm still not going to Australia (or even the tournament to get to Australia). It was nice to profit however to cover some of the cash game losses for the evening.
Speaking of cash game losses, I just don't understand some of the mouthbreathers that play pot limit omaha. Seriously.
$50 PLO game. I'm on the button with JJ6x and have to call a min raise with about four other players in. Duh. (This is a crap hand, but this level button = duh with almost any 4 cards)
Flop is J66 rainbow. Gin.
Raiser bets pot, I raise, everybody else folds. Raiser thinks ... and calls. Huh?
Here's the good part: Raiser calls with KKxx.
KK -f'ing - xx. Unimproved.
Let's review: Raiser stays in. He doesn't have a six, so to beat any hand with a six he has two outs - plus an outside shot at some kind of runner-runner flush (may have been sooted, don't think he was connected) or trips. If I'm misplaying AAxx, he has two outs - again, with a remote possibility of a winning flush. I wouldn't exactly count on having flush outs where my opponent could have AAxx.
And, of course, I could have JJxx. Which I do. In which case he again has two clean outs. Or 66xx, in which case he needs running kings.
What. The. [censored].
You have to be severely retarded to call there imo.
So, anyway, I wouldn't be ranting about this if he didn't hit his 2.06 outer on the turn, would I?
As expected, this morning has been painful so far. I needed a shot of grease and some caffeine to get started, so I went through McDonald's on the way to work. And, believe it or not, I learned something while sitting at a traffic signal. Really.
According to the bag my McMeal came in, this =======>
is the universal sign language symbol for "I love you".
And here I thought it was just a simple gesture used to indicate that Al Can't Hang, Stb or Bad Blood had arrived. Or a greeting offered by a Texas fan with damaged thumb ligaments.
But I googled it - wasting time for the win! - and it appears to be true.
Ba da da da da I'm learnin' it. Thanks Mickey Ds.
Any extra crappiness in my posting today is going to be blamed on the lack of sleep. I'm treating this like a "get out of jail free" card for blogging. So please direct your complaints about my sucktitude here.
And now I will return you to our regular menu of bad beat stories, stupid hand histories and linktarding. Happy Friday yawl.