Good afternoon everyone. I got a solid 9 hours of sleep in a row last night (Midnight - 9:00 a.m.), so I'm getting closer to feeling like myself. The funny thing is, once I'm completely rested, I know that marathon poker sessions and poker/football sessions won't be out of the question, but my battery is being recharged nonetheless.
I ventured to the Monte Carlo to complete my freeroll hours there (5 more) yesterday after my cash in the Flamingo Freeroll (see yesterday's blog entry for recap). My card-deadness continued in the 2-6 spread limit game, as I lost about 30 bucks in 3 hours. When that game became short-handed, I switched to what was a LOOSE 1-2 NL table. I remained card dead except for one hand, but that hand enabled me to cash out over 60 bucks ahead for my session, thus erasing my earlier SL loss. I ecstatic to tell that this hand was KK. I didn't want to tell you about my pair of losses with kings at the Flamingo on Friday, because I hate to perpetuate Rob's loathing of the "dreaded pocket kings." :D However, I'm more than happy to recount ths hand. Again, very loose table, so I was being tight, even for me. There was so much raising, and my image was so tight, I limped from early position (UTG+1) with the cowboys, hoping for a raise, so I could shove. I only bought in for 100 again, and had 80-something at the time. I limp, a few others do, raise to 15, call, BAM, I shove my stack. The raiser calls, the other guy folds. I flip right away, never ashamed to show anything shove with (unless someone wants to be a jerk). Other guy lets board run out, then shows his AJ. A jack hit, but that's it, and that was basically the extent of my session. It was very entertaining to watch however as I hoped for big hands (back to the Flamingo Tourney, I was card dead for the day). There was probably close to 3,500/4K on the table in this 1-2 game, but that's with like 4 players having less than 200, so there were some big stacks, and more than half of that was brought into the game after I sat (people reaching into their pockets or going to the ATM and returning, and this is before 9:00 on a Monday night).
So today I've basically done CHORES til now. I changed the address on several of my current and cancelled accounts (apartment, bank, cable, phone, insurance, blah blah, blah blah)... I also like where I'm living, so I paid rent for the next month. If I can maintain what I've done in my first four days of poker, I'll be all set. I also made the discovery at the Monte Carlo sportsbook last night that the lines and totals (overs/unders) are already out for Week 1 of the NFL. I knew that the opening NCAA lines were out, but now I can bet on anything for the first week, college or pro. :D Now I just have to make myself sit still long enough to STUDY... ;) That sounds wonderful, but someone is going to head out the door to get started on his Flamingo Freeroll hours for Friday after he hits the publish button. ;) Have a great day!
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