Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday Misc....Tuesday boozeday....pre-holiday post

Well the Bodonkey is over....but I'm looking forward to the next one with anticipation. Kudos (I don't really use that phrase a lot but kudos nonetheless) to Nadia and Smokkee. I played much better this time around than the last series. I had 2nd place finish to MiamiDon in a very nice battle at least between Don, New, and myself...but Don completely dismantled me heads up. So I missed the TOC by another final table or cash. I think I blew my chances in the final 3 qualifier tourney where we were down to 5. I decided to get all my chips in on a flush/inside straight draw against S.T.B. and my decision while having a ton of outs turned sour. Now that I think of was kind of a bad decision because I bet....S.T.B pushed....and I called. So good game me and better game S.T.B. The TOC itself was a great contest....made all the more exciting with bets on different players (I placed an early bet on CBags because I assumed that he would make it into the TOC...but you can't take back your bets after you place them. That my friends is not a good use of money when the player you bet on is not in the TOC. I was also one of those people who was available to bet on but didn't make that situation should be fixed next time. I suppose these things (blogger tourneys/competitions/series) are made to be improved on anyway. Trial and Error and after the Trials and Errors are done we all still to bigger tourneys.....and good 'ol fashioned fun.
Who the hell isn't going to take the odds on Chad with 10-1. I know there are a lot of people upset with missing that bet. With that said...what a long tourney that was! I think the whole tourney took just over 5 hours....and I stayed up for the whole thing....because I was sweating the 25 bet on TonySoprano....and he didn't disappoint (Just ask him!). I completely refurbished my Donkey low buy in bankroll on one bet. Gotta love Bodog for that. The interface really isn't as bad as everybody is saying. It's been improving steadily and no doubt will continue. If you think the play on Bodog is bad you should see a couple of the other new sites.....I mean its stellar compared to some of the newer sites....seriously. Overall the whole series was profitable with the two bounties (one from W.o.W.Donk and one from the ghost of Rizen) I claimed and the second place finish. I used one to buy in to the 100K a few weeks back. I was doing well in the tourney but I missed an opportunity to really cash with a good bluffing hand on a raggy board. I had As-Ks on a board of 2s-3s-5d. So having that board with a flush draw and gut draw (anybody seeing a leak pattern here?) I went all in and was called by K-K....the turn was another 5 and the river....K. All freakin' four kings fell and I was crippled. I went out 103 of 710 or so...I think the cash bubble was 90 or 95. I used the other 109T$ for some other DS tourneys. I haven't had a large cash on Bodog since I came in second in a 10K...for 1550.00 Mostly I've been pretty busy with a 2 kids's hard to even plan for any weekend tourney that starts in the afternoon. I have no idea why I've had all my bigger cashes this year...maybe all the reading and practicing has made a difference....but with my second daughter being born this year....I'm still way ahead of any other year playing tourneys online. Usually people stop or at least slow down their poker playing....I guess mine has increased a good amount. I fall in that category of person that can't really go out on weekend nights anymore (wife goes to bed early....and the kids eventually do to) so I guess that has a lot to do with it. At 9:00PM I am ready to rock.....and now that the results are mostly good...the wife doesn't get upset when she sees me sitting at the dining room table at 4 or 5 AM (and the 10,000Bud Light empties) because she knows that it's probably going to be the biggest poker prize yet. That bodes well for everybody in the house and it has been good this year. Even that 100K that I was playing in was full of distractions with my parents stopping in and causing the kids to get all crazy. It was fun however to see my Father get a kick out of my tourney run.....he was watching me and asking questions for like 2 hours. It actually made me concentrate a little bit more...but alas I did not cash and he saw me get knocked out. I let out a loud yell "SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT" and got yelled at by the wife and Mother. What a surprise....I've been cashing out my winnings lately paying large bills and when I get a chance to make a very large cash I'm getting hassled by both the wife and Mother...LOL. Anyway I see that FTP finally got their shit together and award tourney dollars to people who can't play in certain tourneys. How f'n long did that take? I recently started to donk around on FTP again and the RNG still is totally allergic to me. I can't f'n get any breaks on FTP...none at f'n all. I'm profitable on all other sites (mostly this year of course)...except FTP. Gimme a fuckin' break. That's why I'm just indifferent while suffering bad beats....they are all in low buy-in tourneys but I'm still sick of it. There are only a few people in the blogosphere who are even profitable on FTP...that is no coincidence kids. I would like to know exactly why there are only a small percentage of bloggers that are even profitable on FTP (Speaking about tourneys here)....and why there are 95% that aren't. I'm sure someone will give me a smart ass answer but the overall numbers don't lie anyway. Wow, this has turned into a year retro-review type post........

I didn't get to go to the Winter blogger gathering...I probably shouldn't have been there last year either but we all need a break from everyday stress. This year was not even an option unless I won a 10K first prize or something. Thank god those R.E. issues are a thing of the past for me...I beat the deadlines this past year for everything by like a week each time. Sell condo. in North Conway, NH.....Sell former house (crappy town...nice little house)...Buy nice old house in a great town (one that doesn't have drug dealers and sex offenders within a rocks throw).....refinance out of an interest only loan for said nice old house in nice town. That doesn't include the new daycare and school for daughters as well as new job for wife in new school system X2 (laid off from teacher job that she had after first year we moved into house....then got new teacher job in town High School this year). That all is why when I do occasionally get out I may get a little out of my skull. If any of that stuff happened by a week later....any of it....I would have been financially ruined and would have probably required a bail out from my parents (we don't want that kind of stuff on our conscience...believe me). So I beat the odds this past year in life...and poker. Let me tell you people that are about to have a baby....It's the best thing to happen to you but the worst thing to ever happen to your wallet. You think you have it all figured out with one and then the second comes along and doubles everything in bills etc. I am not trying to talk anybody out of having children...believe me I couldn't see life without both of them...but you are going to have to do a little planning before the whole decision.

Is there another BBT in out future....maybe during the spring leading up to the W.S.O.P???? Al???? I'll tell you what...I think a few people left with some health issues after the last maybe the next one should be only 2 months instead of 3. Maybe even 1 month....maybe In May?

Man I'm just dying to get to either Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun....I need a overnight mini-vegas like binge at either one. I am currently owed such so I will be cashing in hopefully during the late winter. I hate being controlled by bills but then again since I am currently living in my nice old house and nice town it's not so bad.....just fire up the 'ol laptop PC baby!!!!!

One last thing about's all in who you know...especially in Massachusetts. The latest headlines in Mass. and other states are just the lowest rung of the barrel. There fuggin' people are worse than anybody they represent...wasting tax payer money for their own gain. Most of them seem to be Democrats....probably like 95% of's like the few percentage of bloggers that are profitable on FTP....LOL. The Republican party is done for the next 8 years that much is sure. Fine....lets get some serious political types for a 3rd party....please.

I should add like a thousand links to all the people mentioned in this post..but you know what....I'm feeling a little lazy....after all I'm not exactly feeling stressed about much anymore and I'm certainly not going to stress out about that. So Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it...and happy holidays to the rest!!!!


SirFWALGMan said...

Sap. Heh. Good playing with ya in the Blowdog.

lightning36 said...

Have a great Christmas, Dave. Bad news for you buddy -- just wait until the kids get older.You think they cost you now ...

btw -- I went past my old house the other day. Makes me feel all warm inside to know it was SOLD SOLD SOLD !!!