Yes, I'm alive and well and I'm back home in Vegas. I spent four days in St. Louis visiting with my family and I had a blast. Okay I'm Miami Don but I did in fact grow up in the St. Louis which is such a wonderful midwestern city. Unlike most of you home boys and girls this was my first trip back home since 2000 when my brother got married.
One of the benefits when I lived in South Florida is everyone seemed to like visiting me there which made going home not too high on my list. That and the circumstances of my leaving St. Louis to begin with and you can see how it all makes sense. Anyway it was a great trip and I was able to enjoy some time with my family and clear my head from poker and life in Vegas.
So eight days off from poker and man was it much needed. I decided to make my restart at last nights Mookie and did I start off rusty. I butchered a few hands in spectacular fashion and before I knew it I was once again on the short stack. Fortunately I'm a decent shorty and I made my way from last to first within the last half hour before the second break.
How you ask? Well I won my coin flips. There is no other way to climb from worst to first than to win coin flips and keep on doubling which is what I did a few times. Once we got to the final five and into the money we decided to chop the last Mookie on Poker Stars five way. I'm the one who initiated it and since we were all fairly equal in money it made sense to not leave our fate in the hands of the suck-resuck know as River Stars.
I'm glad the Mookie is moving to Full Tilt and I can only hope the other blogger events follow. Now I know live poker is rigged unlike online poker but one week ago I moved 95% of my money off of Stars for a variety of reasons mainly I think they got too big for their britches. Did I really type that?
Change is good and nobody should be afraid of it. Anyway I just wanted to drop a short note and let everyone know I'm still around and that I'll be blogging much more frequently as I fight off the summer doldrums and start playing live on an near every day basis.