Friday, December 17, 2004

Final Day of Exile

Tomorrow my self-imposed exile ends. Woo Hoo! The Vegas trip sound’s like it was AEWSOME! I suggest that everyone setup a portion of their winnings to go into a side bankroll for the next trip! I am going to start doing that. Perhaps the next one can be in Foxwoods! It would be a three-hour tour for me.

Pros: Nothing else to do in freaking Connecticut, so plenty of time to meet and greet with the Bloggers.

Cons: Nothing else to do in freaking Connecticut.

The biggest questions to come out of the Bloggers write-ups:

1. How much was lost on Roulette?
2. Do we start calling Bad Blood, Back-Door Blood? (What did you start Felicia!)
3. How big are Bad Bloods Pythons and what the hell did his mother feed him growing up?
4. How much can Bad Blood bench?
5. How many non-blackout hours did Al and Iggy spend combined in Vegas?
6. How much hearing did Maudie lose in the Limo?
7. How much did Grubby lose on the slots?
8. How many days in jail did the husband who punched the wiseass get? And Why the hell didn’t you raise!
9. How many Hammers were dropped, and how many non-Bloggers started folding AA when a flop like 2-7 appeared.
10. And of course the biggest question of all: How tall is the Blogfather?

My O8 Book has been shipped according to Amazon. I should get it by Tuesday. I was kind of hoping to have it the Saturday, but what are ya gonna do? I watched a little O8 this week. It is sad that there are only three tables or so.. but I think it is going to be a lot of fun. I still am not sure what level I want to play at. I will probably start off at 2/4 or 3/6, single table of course.

The Porsche was looking really good until Empire screwed it up for me. The jerks did a popup that said, “Only fifty people are signed up for the tourney.” And guess what, it worked; now there are almost five hundred! Jesus! I am not sure how many are going to show up so I might get lucky and be able to get a whole table of people who are not there. I did that once before and was able to parlay that into a 10K head start that propelled me into 3rd. I believe only first pays off here but we shall see. Come by and sweat me if you want. It is Saturday night, 9:00 I believe. Empire Poker. The tourney is listed as Porsche and Reserved. Hopefully you can see it. If anyone has any suggestions for such a huge limit HE tourney please send them. I would think you would have to play more hands early to get a chip lead? Do you play super tight early and wait until the blinds become high to make your moves? I mostly have experience with 10-person tourneys. I usually wait until the blinds get higher and then get super aggro with good hands or good draws and try and get a monster chip lead. Obviously I will have more time because these tourneys are timed at 10-15 mins before the blinds increase. So maybe play conservative early? Not sure. Felicia where are you!

Apparently my Blogroll is down. I do not have a great amount of bandwidth for it. I am a cheap bastard. Oh well. I will probably move it somewhere else.

One good thing about not playing poker is I have been able to get more side projects. I probably made $700 during my hiatus and I am in line for a $2500 project that would be nice! The project involves C# which is a sweeeet language. It is sort of a rip-off of Java but I like it a lot. As an offshoot my Java skills have been getting better also. I just got a new IDE called Eclipse and I really like it. I was using NetBeans, but since I do not play with Java enough I have trouble setting up the classpaths and stuff like that with NetBeans. It is not very easy. Eclipse you just point at your project and it does the rest. So call me a lazy MicroSerf but I like it!

Man this is an Uber post with a lot of disjointed material! I never even drank a Guiness either. Oh well.. I will be back to my “Damn, I hate HE, and I lost a boat load of money” by tomorrow night. If you have been really good maybe I will even throw in a “Damn! I got sucked out in O8!”

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which Omaha book did you order?

8:48 AM

 
Blogger Felicia :) said...

I have an old SNG strategy, if you want it.

It wasn't on someone's "best of" list, and it almost two years old, but it can't hurt!

9:04 AM

 
Blogger Ryan said...

I use Elipse EVERY day. It rocks. Can't wait to have you back in the battle so I have something to read. All the other bloggers keep talking about some tournament thingie they had somewhere.

10:07 AM

 
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Please use my link. The .01 cents from Amazon feeds my family! heh.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1886070199/onlinepokerth-20

Felicia: Yeah! Any quick tips would be good too. Just general approach: GO FOR IT HARD EARLY, TAKE IT EASY EARLY, THEN BUILD THE STACK WHEN THE BLINDS ARE HIGHER.

10:56 AM

 
Blogger BadBlood said...

2. No we shouldn't
3. Big enough
4. Personal best is 365, probably about 340-ish right now.

2:56 PM

 
Blogger StudioGlyphic said...

What kind of degenerate gambler sets himself a week-long hiatus and actually keeps it? Nice self-control, FWALG. It'll be good to have you back at the tables.

2:22 AM

 
Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

1. How much was lost on Roulette? EVEN

2. Do we start calling Bad Blood, Back-Door Blood? (What did you start Felicia!) NOT TO HIS FACE

3. How big are Bad Bloods Pythons and what the hell did his mother feed him growing up? LOTS OF PROTIEN

4. How much can Bad Blood bench? TWICE MY WEIGHT

5. How many non-blackout hours did Al and Iggy spend combined in Vegas? 17.5

6. How much hearing did Maudie lose in the Limo? 11.3%

7. How much did Grubby lose on the slots? I AM SWORN TO SECRECY

8. How many days in jail did the husband who punched the wiseass get? And Why the hell didn’t you raise! 30 DAYS AND I SHOULD HAVE!

9. How many Hammers were dropped, and how many non-Bloggers started folding AA when a flop like 2-7 appeared. AT LEAST 15... I DROPPED 5.

10. And of course the biggest question of all: How tall is the Blogfather? TALLER THAN MINI ME AND SHORTER THAN YAO MING

7:25 PM

 

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