Monday, August 06, 2007

Around the Poker Blogger World

I would write about my own poker play but when you final table a small 90-peep SNG only to get knocked out in 6th with 16,000 outs twice over and a guy calling you with 44 on a J23 board.. well.. poker is annoying. We had equal stacks and I had raised pre-flop. I had a flush, and two overs for draws.

I read Don's post about MTT play being losing play and his (I think he pulled this out of his ass) 95% of MTT players being losers. I am not sure if I agree with his assessment entirely but read the facts people: 95% OF ALL YOU FUCKERS OUT THERE ARE LOSING PLAYERS!!!!! Cash, MTTs, fuck you might as well try blackjack.. most people lose playing poker. It is a fact. I am entirely proud of my break even status as I can claim to not win or lose. I am mediocre to the core. Woo hoo! Actually honestly when I have my first 80K year I will be happy with my start at being a winning poker player. I read one blogger who summed it up nicely: MTTs are a nice cheap way to spend a bunch of enjoyable hours playing poker.

I was also reading Bill Rini posting about Phil Laak and while he takes a measured approach to the whole thing I think if Phil is innocent posts like this just serve to stoke the gossipy idiotic trial by public system we have going in America. I fully support Bill's right to post his thoughts and "research", and he does a nice job of tieing together a bunch of circumstantial items. I have no idea if Phil did this or not but this kind of speculation seems wrong to me. What do you think?

Anyhow.. Bill is not Fox News.. although I am sure they would do the same thing.. so keep on blogging. I may stop by the Hoy tonight depending on how the work schedule looks. Peace.


Blogger DuggleBogey said...

I think you're on to something here. When I read someone's blog today about a $10 tourney on Pstars that had amost 20K players, and that it was still going after five or six hours my thought was "wow, that's a lot of poker for just $10."

Every minute you play, you can be at some level if you get a lot of time in for a little money, there is value.

12:34 PM

Blogger meanhappyguy said...

I'm not really proud of being a break even poker player, but I am what I am. I definitely agree with the fun factor though. I toyed with the idea of playing more and making a living (hell, who hasn't?), but it got old real quick--and most importantly--took all the fun out of it.

The cheap fun factor is HUGE in why I play WoW too--$15/month for hours and hours of entertainment? Count me in.

Gossip sucks.

1:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

pfft phil laak is tha man... have you seen "I Bet You" ???

4:37 PM

Blogger Buffalo66 said...

I'm a lifetime winner at MTT's and a lifetime loser at cash games.

However, if you add rakeback to my cash results, I'm also a lifetime winner there as well.

I hate grinding MTT's because of the time involved (and the pushfest/endgame).

FWIW, my poker tracker stats show 33% winners and 66% losers at PLO8 cash games.

5:15 PM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

I want to play that 20K person tourney.

Nothing like saying I outlasted 19,000 people in a poker tourney and got enough to super size my value meal.

5:30 AM


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