Monday, August 14, 2006

Poker


Well, the World Series of Poker just passed and I was in Reno this past weekend, so Poker's been on the brain. Personally, I'm a little too intimidated to sit down at a Casino and play Texas Hold 'Em, so video poker was what I did. Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck until the end, and it didn't take nearly as much time as I thought, so I was bummed. I only lost a total of $6.80 on video poker and broke even at Pai Gow, so I guess I can not be overly disappointed. : ) Last weekend, I went to a house tourney and got my butt kicked and that was all my fault. It had been awhile since I played with real people, so they saw my weakness and took advantage of that. I don't blame them, I think a good poker player would do the same. Although, I'm really starting to believe in female intuition. SO many times it has paid off for me. In the house tourney, at one point, I was barely able to make the blinds and needed to make a move. I had pocket 6's, but I didn't have a good feeling about them. A few people later told me it would have been a great spot to move in, but I didn't feel it, so I didn't and was glad! I ended up going all in the next hand and doubling up and making it through another round of blinds. It may be silly, but it's proved true.

As far as the WSOP, this year I was thinking it would be nice to start a partners of poker players support group. Not like Gamblers Anon, but more like a group of people who either A, do not want to hear about Poker, or B, need help consoling someone who took a bad beat! Someone who read Moneymaker's book was telling me that before he won the main event, he would work all day, spend time with the family and then play online poker. I have no idea what his family was like, but don't you think it would have been nice if they had someone to talk to who can relate? Again, not in dealing with an addict, but maybe if they hear him cursing in the other room because some idiot caught a 2 outer on him. What's the best thing to say? The Otter is a big poker player, so he is owed a big Congratulations on earning a spot into a WSOP side event (found out this year there are many WSOP events, not just the main one that gets all the attention). He didn't quite make the money, but I think it's a feat playing in the event and finishing as high as he did, (even if he doesn't think so)!

2 Comments:

Blogger Waldo's Wild Kingdom said...

All you need to do is make sure they stay on an even keel and remind them that, yes, the other player is a lucky S.O.B. And bring them drinks. And nibble their ear. And be your wonderful self.

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