Monday, April 07, 2008

Final Two

Ever have one of those weekends where you lose under $100 after three long live sessions and feel good about it? Well that was my story. I ran into a handful of ugly coolers but thankfully in live poker I can somehow fold the second best hands and by doing so I saved a ton of money.

I played an 11 hour session at the Venetian with Alan on Friday and although we were clearly the two best players at that table we both had losing sessions; me from coolers, him from a donkey going runner runner perfect on an all-in pot.

For a $1/2 game with a $300 max buy-in there was about $7500 on the table and it was a rather juicy game. Whether it was limped or the raise was $20 we had 4-7 players in every flop so the game was all post flop play. Somehow the two donkey calling stations wound up the big winners.

The Venetian DS started on Friday and they got an amazing 240 entrants for the $330 buy-in event. Saturday they only had about 160 but they also had a $540 at noon and with the Final Four games going on that lessened the crowds. For those of you considering a Venetian DS event in June they are planning on record fields. The room has 48 tables but they are clearing all the slots out of the area directly outside the poker room to bring the total tables to 75. They anticipate up to 1000 players for their $330 events and 700 for their $540 events so some very big prize pools will be in play.

I'm excited about the NCAA Men's Finals tonight as I think the two best teams in the country will be playing each other. Hopefully we will see a good tight game after having to deal with two blowouts on Saturday. I'm not betting the game and will watch for enjoyment purposes.

How goes the BBThree? I read a few blogs where everyone was bitching about the behavior in the chat boxes. Seems some people are tired of the smack talking and all those stupid BOOMS! Now I talked a lot of smack during BBTwo but I retired it when I was playing BBThree but my opinion is, right or wrong, adults can't tell other adults how to act. There are choices out there which I think are ignore the offenders, turn off the chat, or don't play.

Also I read a lot of old schooler's are pining for the days of playing a tourney with buddies without all the asshats like it used to be. Well the blogger tourneys have evolved into cutthroat affairs with tens of thousands of dollars at stake so unfortunately those days are gone probably forever. My suggestion is for people to start some more "friendly" blogger tournaments ala
Saturday's with Dr Pauly where it's more about fun and hanging out then it is about a $12K WSOP ME seat.

My online career will now consist of the Tuesday skillz game and the Tuesday Bodonkey. I finally did what I should have done months ago which is trade all my online money for cash. I left a couple hundred bucks online so I can still donk around if I feel like it but by converting my virtual chips into real cash I will stay more focused on where I show the best profits; live cash games. So I guess I will be missing out on all the whining and bitching and Booms but I feel like I'll have a real and not virtual life once again. And as I posted before may the biggest fish win the $12K and its my hope that the winner has never once typed Boom in the chat box.

Hope everyone had a profitable and enjoyable weekend.


At 3:38 PM, Blogger Uncle Chuck said...

Funny you should mention the idea of a "friendly blogger game" because I just posted the details of our 4/20 game coming up in a couple of weeks.

All players are welcome, smoker or not.

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

So you are gone from the internet games for the time being? How long is this going to last man?

Not sure if these are really the two best teams in the country playing tonight, but they certainly played like it this weekend which is all that matters. Did anybody predict that Kansas blowout of Carolina like it happened? Dam that shit was fuggly.

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Alan aka RecessRampage said...

It was fun playing with you at that table. It was great to see you again!

At 10:33 PM, Blogger Wwonka said...

Thanks for wishing I win the 12k package. You did say the biggest fish right?

At 12:44 PM, Blogger RaisingCayne said...

MD... thanks for the link to that Venetian schedule! I was hoping to take in one of these when I'm down there next, (06/06-06/09.) It's great to view their schedule of events!

Good luck at the live cash tables. I was amazed at the amount of money in play at some of those $1-2NL games in Vegas. Good luck scooping your share. Probably a good call on exchanging your virtual dollars for cash, but hope to still see you around FT now and then.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger jamyhawk said...


At 3:15 AM, Blogger Shrike said...

Good luck in the switch and I hope I can meet up with you again in Vegas this summer.

Hit me up with some baseball e-mails (or IMs), okay? =)

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

Well you live in the candy store, you might was well eat the candy then order chocolate on line

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

rather than, not then

At 2:20 PM, Blogger CC said...

Don't you think the Venetian is better value than the WSOP at the lower buy-in's (<$2.5k)?


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