Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Strange days............and Good Tourneys

Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town
-Jim Morrison

The song 'Strange Days' just seems to fit everyday life now.....more than ever. I don't know why but I keep thinking of this song whenever I look at or read the paper or cable news....or Internet news blogs etc. Well, off that tangent and on to another more entertaining one.....the BBT! The following tourneys are designed to freak you out and test your MTT tournament skill whilst playing against some of the best. Lately I've been playing for the final table and not the points.....the main point is to make the money anyway. I see some serious tight-ass play around the points bubble and my thought is.....MAKE THE MONEY....and the major points will come! Play for the final table instead of just the points. Everybody reading this will think "duh....that's obvious"...well...I'm not so sure that it is. I wanted to post this on Monday and add M.A.T.H. (one of the toughest tourneys if not the toughest to beat) to the following list but it's getting busy here at work and it is now Wednesday...............................that means the Mookie! I'm surprised that more people don't show up for the Mookie. It would be interesting to see more than 100 entries.....including the regulars and maybe some people that are searching for random tourneys on the Internet. Well, if you are one of those roving Internet MTT journeydonkeys then sign's only 11 bucks. Don't forget about the Riverchasers Online Tour tourney #12 on Thursday either (as I'm typing this the Doors song 'Back Door Man' burst out the office stereo........weird.....that would have been crazy if it was 'Strange Days').

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday. 10pm ET
Buyin: $10+1
Password: vegas1

Tournament: Riverchasers Online Tour #12
When: Thursday, June 14th, 21:00pm ET
Buyin: $10+1
Password: riverchasers

Mondays M.A.T.H. tourney was pretty short for me....I think I went out at 23 of 35. GCox wiped me out with his pocket K's....I had pocket 10's. I thought he might have A-x....but I was toast. I should have been more careful since he was seemingly on a rush. He came back from about T500 in chips and was picking up some serious pots before he knocked me out. Lucko was of course putting on a NLHE tourney clinic and eventually won. He seems to have a solid read on me every time I'm in a pot with him. I think I've changed my game and become much better in the past two years....except when I play a pot against him. I'll have to change it up even more I guess. Cracknaces is also kickin' some serious donkey (ass) lately. I might have to rail these two more often....just to pick up some pointers. I read both blogs regularly and have picked up some valuable info. from both. If you haven't read them yet then you are wasting your money in the mid-range buy-in tourneys. Both seem to have an edge in the MTT strategy as far as I can tell.
As always It is imperative to read Dr. Pauly and his coverage of the WSOP....both on Pokernews and Tao of Poker. You get the official WSOP chip counts and also get the unadulterated stories and the unbelievable happenings that occur in the background. As always....great stuff. I can't get to the WSOP of poker unless some miracle happens for me. I've tried some live satellites at local establishments but I really haven't tried online. It just seems so unlikely with a limited Blonkey bankroll.

Not to mention that I'm probably going to sell my vacation condo. and my current house soon. I'm (My family) looking to move out of my current town and move to a better this ties into my opening quote of the lyrics of Jim Morrison......

"We shall go on playing...AND move to a new town"!
-PokahDave elaborating on the song Strange Days

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