I played the second game of the VeryJosie poker tourney. I have to say it is everything a blogger tourney should be. It was a bunch of Josie's friends and family and a bunch of bloggers who got together, talked some shit, and had a really fun time.
Being Waffles of course I got pissed off early. I really think if I ever figure out why I care that people play so badly I might actually become a great poker player. I just do not get jamming weak aces over middle position raises. I mean there has to be a better spot. Of course the Ace always hits against me so maybe that spot is good. Le Sigh.
Things picked up though and despite lousy cards and being a little tired I held on to the final table. The chat was non-stop and a hell of a lot of fun. I ended up taking the eighth spot. Ironically it was against Lightning who I had to goad into playing.
I had let myself get a little short and was looking for a good spot to get my chips in. Lightbulb limped from the EP with QJ, Josie completed her small blind and I checked my option with K5 spades. Lightning and I had the same stack size so when the flop came QJ with two spades we are obviously both getting in there. Especially with the Ante and dead money in the middle. So I lead out for around 900 which was most of my stack and waited for the shove from Lightning. He did not disappoint. The race was on and even though I turned a T for 4 more outs the river was no help and I went packing with my 0-2 record for races.
In general the play was pretty decent. Coop and Mojo played a solid game although I swear the old guys fell asleep!!! Josie got drunk. (What's that Josie? Talk softer? Alright. No problem.) The chat was awesome. What else could anyone want?
I think Josie's idea of doing this once a month is a good one. I also think we should make her take a drink every time someone goes out. That worked out good! I plan on playing in the next one. I wonder if we would get more players if it started a little later? I know Kat and Bayne missed signing up because they got home a little after the tourney started.