Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Live Poker

I'm actually glad Michele Wie did not qualify for the Men's US Open. Yes she's an amazing talent but sorry she's a 2-5 NL player playing in a 10-20 NL game. She hasn't even won a USGA Girls Tournament yet never mind anything on the LPGA tour and she is in this rush to play with the men? Go win something first then come back.

Sorry no WWDN tonight as Carmen and I will be heading to the MGM for some live play. For those of you that can only play online I feel for you, to me playing live is a million times better than playing online. Sure you can lock yourself in a room and multi-table 8 SnGs all the while fidgeting with your junk while you read other players using Poker Tracker but to me that's not the way poker was meant to be. Poker is a social game and so much more is to be learned playing live with others, getting visual clues as reads instead of program telling you my VP$/IP is 21% and my post flop rating of 5!

Now most people don't have the luxury or the freedom to play in live games on a regular basis so I can see making due playing online but for me it's gotten to be such a bore. I'm grinding out a sign-up bonus on Full Tilt and it's become like going to the dentist it's so dreadful. So far I'm winning and I'm using the time right now to single table and really work on reads and watching betting patterns but it's all I can do to concentrate and not read blogs, and write emails, and follow the NBA play-offs, and keep an eye on my fantasy baseball team. At least I'm playing poker though.

I have a couple of actual poker posts that I'm working on so I hope to get those finished and up later this week so until then I'll end will another great blogger pic......

Myth has it that there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but that's certainly not the case for bloggers. What's at the end of our Bloogers rainbow?....why a Beer Store of Course!


At 9:02 AM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Well, I think you underestimate the value of surfing for Playmates while you play, but yeah, I can't wait to move to Buffalo so I can make Casino Niagara my new home.

Will look for ya at The Mookie.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger cc said...

Having said that about Michelle Wie, pretty impressive through 27 holes. Haven't we all been there standing over that first two-footer, as well as the next one? I remember playing with a scratch-golfer friend of mine from the tips. I was playing probably to an 11 handicap, but the pressure it put on me. I'm not very long off the tee, so I had to hit a great drive every time just to hang in there. That's what I remember when I see Wie. Heck, she's going her own way, so more power to her.

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Thirsty said...

"Fidgeting with your junk" classic.

I think you also underestimate the freedom that playing online allows you in your choice of wardrobe, i am sure there arent many B&M casinos that would let you play in just your boxer shorts!!

At 11:23 PM, Blogger Own the Flop said...

Yes she's an amazing talent but sorry she's a 2-5 NL player playing in a 10-20 NL game.

lol. good stuff.

re: live vs. online

I'll take live once in a while for the social aspect and atmosphere, but I'll take live any day for far more hands per hour and never having to travel.

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Own the Flop said...

that should of course read online in the second part of my sentence.


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