Poker Blog

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Back on the Leaderboard

Finished 3rd in the Friday night poker tournament. Played tight and did not loose a showdown until the last hand that eliminated me. I had pocket jacks and went all-in for about 12K, Claire called me with K-10 off suit and hit a King on the flop. In the money and made some leader board points though.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Lightening Strikes

Playing cash ring game on Poker Stars is not a good idea during a thunderstorm. After loosing $100 pot I get dealt pocket 10’s on the $1-$2 No Limit table. UTG bets $12 and I raise it to $26 in mid position, he calls. Flop comes [7s 2s Kc]. UTG bets $22, I raise it $22 to see where I’m at, he re-raises it $22 and I foolishly call. I’m pretty sure he has me beat with a King…..but I’m on tilt after loosing that other pot. Anyway the turn is my money card…[10h]. Just as it hits the screen……Ka-Boom!!!

Lightening strikes…..Thunder Booms….and Virginia Power drops out. The lights go out….the TV goes out…I’m on the laptop on battery so I can still see the Poker Stars table with $185 sitting in the pot, but the DSL modem and wireless router are both dark…..and I’m screwed.

The power came back on after about a minute…..but it took 3 or 4 minutes for the internet to recycle and connect back up. I was sure I had timed out and lost that $185, but to my surprise, I logged into my Poker Stars account and it took me right to my table….waiting for me to call a $12 bet. Holy cow, I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy to call. The River was the [7d], he bet $30, I raised all in for my final $51 and he called. He turned over Ks 5s. I took in a $314 pot with my lighting-bolt full house 10’s over 7’s.

I shut it all off as soon as possible after that one, whew!

Friday, July 08, 2005

The Streak is Over

Finished seventh in the Friday night poker tournament, the streeak is over.

Friday, July 01, 2005

The China Syndrome

Haven’t had a Friday night poker tournament for a couple weeks because I was in Beijing China. Played tonight and finished first. I’m pretty sure people are going to quit coming if I keep winning each week.