Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Real Poker Post?

"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run, you never count your money, when you're sittin' at the table, there'll be time enough for countin', when the dealing's done..." -Kenny Rogers- (The Gambler)

Good morning everyone (about to be morning soon anyway).  I just had a healthy nap and hopefully I'll be able to get back to sleep pretty quickly after I hit the 'publish' button...  After my blogging friend Mojo recently posted some online poker results, I became convinced that the game still exists in some form somewhere, and I played the first hands online that I've played for "real money" in almost 2 1/2 years...  Okay, I actually entered a $1.10 single table sit-n-go, and lasted exactly ONE HAND...  Yeah, here's how it went...  With 1,500 in chips and the blinds at 10/20, and 3-minute rounds and the top 3 players getting paid ($4.50, $2.70, and $1.80), I looked down at pocket fives (the dreaded pocket fives Rob)...  ;)  I limped in, as did most of the table (big mistake), and the flop came 2 5 6.  I was in mid-position and watched a bet of 60, a call, a raise to about 700, at which point I shoved my set of fives.  Two players called my all-in, and when the cards were turned over, I saw a set of 2's (fine with me) and a 3 4 (uh oh)...  The board never paired, and I finished in eighth place...  Oh, it's GREAT to be playing online poker again...  :P

As bad as (if not worst than) that poker result was the debacle that was my fantasy football team this weekend.  Evidently no one told my players that they were playing on Sunday, and the Bikini Hill Bobcats were drummed 88-64 by Good Dotto.  So much for my first crack at the undefeated team in the league...  Here are the top teams in my league after last week's games...


Con Juevos (6-1)
Dead Crickets (4-3)
Bikini Hill Bobcats (4-3)


Good Dotto (7-0)
Show Me Your TD's (4-3)

I will be facing 'Show Me Your TD's' this week and at this point I have no idea who my lineup will consist of...  That worked out well last week, didn't it, if you were following along at home with the success of my team???  :P

Not a lot of other things going on here other than trying to beat this nagging sickness that has plagued me in varying degrees for almost two weeks now.  If I'm off the disabled list by Saturday, I do plan on going down to San Marcos, America.  Texas State University will be celebrating homecoming this weekend, and I'll probably be tied to Austin for most of the month of November.

I hope that everything is going well in your world and I'll see you again on Friday (probably Thursday night)...  ;)



  1. I like the shove. You are only behind pocket 6's and 4-3, so why not do it in a $1.10 turbo SNG? But of course, it WAS online poker ...

  2. Thanks Lightning - yeah, I just thought that it was a pretty ridiculous VERY FIRST HAND, but then I played another $1.10 immediately afterward which was more normal (I finished 5th), so I'm not quite as skeptical now... :)

  3. I like the shove too. Even if someone has 4-3, you have outs. Sorry it didn't work.

  4. Thanks Mojo - it was one crazy welcoming hand...