Sunday, November 13, 2005

Tourney from Friday the 11th

Went to the charity tourney for UNICO in the merrimack valley...Actually it Indian Head country club and there were about 80-85 entries. I didn't get close to the money but I had fun. I did get an all-in call from a guy that didn't really know how to play..I ended up with quad J's after the fourth J fell on the river. It was down to about 40 people left when I found A-Jd and had to go all-in (blinds would have put me all-in next hand). The guy next to isolation raises and puts another guy in a bind. The guy says "nice isolation raise" and mucks his two 9's face up! The guy who isolation raised had 2 9's!! I was in great shape to double up....but this isn't the internet and although two more diamonds flopped giving me 15 outs I still didn't improve and got knocked out. I talked to one "kid" before the tourney..He placed 4th in the World Poker finals 1,000 entry NL hold'em last week..He won the entry through another charity tourney at a castle earlier in the year...write up is here ....This is the tourney where I got "godsmacked" by the lead singer of the band. He can play and he can back it up!..the picture is hilarious though and he says that he takes a lot of shit because of it...I think it looks like he just got off of a 3 day bender.

I should rename this blog "Charity Poker" because it feels like I donate more than I should!! I have cashed a couple of times though..Once in a chop for first. It's such a good vehicle for raising money especially lately. Massa-friggin-chusetts laws are prohibitive though and they make it hard to raise the maximum amount of money. No rebuy tourneys as of June 30th, 2005 has killed a lot of fundraising. I really like the idea of the philanthropy and poker combining for all sorts of charities. I guess when I saw my wifes best friend die from a different form of Lymphoma that she suffered from 10 years earlier....It sort of changed the way I looked at the whole fundraising idea. We named out daughter "Cara" in memory of her. She was supposed to be one of the Maids of Honor at our wedding and her sickness prevented that. We went to a fund raiser for the Neely house last night called "comics come home" ...it was hilarious. Dennis Leary, Lenny Clarke, Adam Ferrara...and a host of other comedians from the Northeast we're performing at the "Agganis Arena" at Boston University. Back in the day when newly annointed to the hockey hall-of-fame Cam Neely was in his prime he had to deal with both his parents passing away from Cancer. Soon after he met my wifes best friend "Cara" who was sick for the first time with some form of lymphoma (she literally became the Poster child or in this case billboard child of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and asked her to be a fund raiser for the Neely house. She declined at the time and went on to become a fund raiser for Tufts Universities Labs or something like that. Her parents have setup a foundation in her memory here . Ten years later my wife and I who were engaged asked her to be a Maid of honor at our planned wedding and she bacame sick again with another rare form of cancer. It's a very sad story but one that changes ones outlook on life. Massachusetts is going to miss out on some very good fundraising opportunities but I guess they will lose the opportunity to New Hampshire which is 5 miles away from where I live.

Other miscellany:

Haven't played a lot online recently due to my new "getting up earlier routine" to help out the wife with my daughter. I might just start playing the drunks earlier in the morning that have played through the night before. I used to play all night but when you have an infant in the house it's damn near impossible to do that. I'm looking for a reload bonus on Party but they haven't had one recently.
If someone wants to vent rage you can go to RGP and just tell everybody that their an asshole everytime someone posts. That's what seems to happen every time someone puts up a post. There seems to be a "clique" mentality on there and there are only a few posters who don't get insulted on a regular basis. It is funny once in a while but it gets old fast.
I may just have to redeposit to UB..I've won the most money on tournaments on UB by far over the other sites....I have no idea why The huge low buy-in tourneys on Stars are really good for practicing against big fields but the cash-ins are pretty low for me. They are also good for the large field-low buyin tourneys for Omaha Hi/Lo 8 and Seven card Stud.

5 comments:

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PokahDave said...

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Peter said...

Pokah Dave!! ahahah Nice write up on the kid in the 1k NL tournament. I did look pretty bad in that pic. LOL. Its me by the way Pete. I had been playing for about 27hr with about 3hr sleep in between. And that was just the beggining of my stay during the poker finals. And OH YA, we did a chop in that tourney for 98,000 a piece not 38,000 like the site says. And I went out in fourth because you get taxed on your place not on the chop so 38k is what I won on paper (thank you card player reps for telling me this ahead of time LOL) Anyway. Nice Blog. I took a 30th out of 300 or so in the 2,000 tournament as well. Horrible beat by good ole John Fanning (napster)(friend) Had KK in the Big Blind he had AK in the small. He raised, I re raised, he went all in (the only time i was out chipped the entireeee tournament LOL; I had 55k he had 60k avg was probably 15k LOL), had the lead for 10hrs in that one LOL) He spiked an ace after I called his all pre flop (he hit it on the turn card) And home I went. I also took 32nd out of approx 300 in the 5,000 tourmament (had chip lead about 4hrs of that one as well, then a series of bad beats led to me leaving) Set over set twice (my set was flopped others were turned, having them all in after flop LOL) And KK vs AA matchup. First table and pretty much table I had whole day was a horrible draw, (paul darden, John Fan, Kathy leibert and Cortellino (who won). cashed in two in last years as well.I play in the 5-10 and 10-25 game their a bunch. And am heading back for the foxwoods classic in a few weeks. Have a room for 14 days. Do I know you??? Are you from the area.???

Peter said...

Pokah Dave!! ahahah Nice write up on the kid in the 1k NL tournament. I did look pretty bad in that pic. LOL. Its me by the way Pete. I had been playing for about 27hr with about 3hr sleep in between. And that was just the beggining of my stay during the poker finals. And OH YA, we did a chop in that tourney for 98,000 a piece not 38,000 like the site says. And I went out in fourth because you get taxed on your place not on the chop so 38k is what I won on paper (thank you card player reps for telling me this ahead of time LOL) Anyway. Nice Blog. I took a 30th out of 300 or so in the 2,000 tournament as well. Horrible beat by good ole John Fanning (napster)(friend) Had KK in the Big Blind he had AK in the small. He raised, I re raised, he went all in (the only time i was out chipped the entireeee tournament LOL; I had 55k he had 60k avg was probably 15k LOL), had the lead for 10hrs in that one LOL) He spiked an ace after I called his all pre flop (he hit it on the turn card) And home I went. I also took 32nd out of approx 300 in the 5,000 tourmament (had chip lead about 4hrs of that one as well, then a series of bad beats led to me leaving) Set over set twice (my set was flopped others were turned, having them all in after flop LOL) And KK vs AA matchup. First table and pretty much table I had whole day was a horrible draw, (paul darden, John Fan, Kathy leibert and Cortellino (who won). cashed in two in last years as well.I play in the 5-10 and 10-25 game their a bunch. And am heading back for the foxwoods classic in a few weeks. Have a room for 14 days. Do I know you??? Are you from the area.???

Peter said...

Dave email me at pandj5999@aol.com. Did you get my post in response to your post about the 1k nl kid"??