OK, I know, weird title. I'll elaborate later at greater length if you're all lucky. Don't worry. I didn't murder anyone and I'm not incarcerated with no hope of parole...yet. Was just chatting to a pal and that clip popped into my head. It's crowded in there.
I'm at the Nugget for another $350 one dayer. Had a day off from tournaments yesterday and of course that afforded me time for a bit of soul searching, as if I needed any more of that. Dont worry, I'll skip the 23 page monologue on where that head-trip went (you can all thank me via email), and suffice to say we're back today and in let's-try-to-kick-some-ass & maybe get a stack together mode. The video above pretty much sums up the conclusion to which I came about life the universe and everything anyway. I guess it's not rocket science, and it has Morgan Freeman. What's not to love?
Not a great start today, however I'm still smiling through gritted teeth. Level one was uneventful. Level two I tried to get a guy off a hand with two pair on the board by firing turn and river. He had an ace to go with the two pair on board which was a good enough reason to stay in the pot. Of course he was right. 11.5k as we approach level 3 and I've probably got a nice loose image which we can hopefully use.
Finally found a few people who can fold and got myself back to 13,500. Efficient but very serious looking pretty dealer has joined the table. She is now in fits of laughter. I can't resist a pretty face and a chance to do comedy. Spread the love :o)
First break and I'm on 12k. Clock shows 221 players so far.
Back from break. Moved immediately to a new table. Great. Up to 242 players and I'm back to 10k. Not overly fussed. Lots of people seem to treat one pair or AK like 4 of a kind so hopefully we get paid at some point. Currently at 150/300/50.
Moved tables yet again. Still on about 10k. I'm 46 and may be the youngest person on my new table! One guy is on around 80k, drinking like a fish, and busting people out for the fun of it with any two cards. Everyone seems pretty good natured, not that it means much right now...
We're having a hoot on the table, but I'm still struggling to get a stack together come the next break and the colour up. 15 mins and a stretch and some sunshine.
Screen shows level 9, 400/800/100 blinds and 160/279 left. Standard on the table isn't great but I've not got the chips to go mad. Need to find a hand a go for a double up since I'm on 9k.
I find it with AcQc and jam vs a limp. The big blind has a lot of chips and calls me with KQ off. I flop a queen and he rivers a king. Pah. I can still find a smile and a well-wish as I leave. A five hour slow bleed without ever getting going and with no big hands from start to finish. So it is sometimes... Next.
Doesn't look like my positive attitude is going to overcome poker's warped sense of humour just at the moment. I just zipped over to Planet Hollywood to play a satellite for their $1100 main with my own money just to take a shot at it. Got the whole lot preflop in with KK vs James Browning from the UK, who had JJ.
How we laughed. I'm never one to quote the numbers, especially at the table, but that one even had me scratching my head...If I can't win when I'm quite literally a 99.9% favourite on the flop, and then still almost a 98% favourite on the turn I should possibly consider taking up basket weaving. My famous wonderful temperament didn't flicker. Ho hum :o0 I guess I'm going to see a movie tonight, and then sleep off the pain. I'm surprised I can still walk straight.