Poker Ramblings of cmitch

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When Loopy and I first started this blog, I promised myself that I would try to post as often as possible as long as I had some content to post. I have been spinning out of control lately, but am starting to slow down a little so I am making some time to post an update. Lots going on in my world - Newborn, Newborn shots, Jury Duty, Working 3 Weekends in a row, Golf Tourney, blah, blah, blah. So bare with me if this seems long.

$33 NL Tourney

I haven’t played a real tourney in a few days. I did play a couple of the 180 player $22 SNGs and didn’t make the money in either one. So last night, I decided that I was going to play the $33 NL tourney on PokerStars at 8:30 PM. I was in the middle of the pack until a guy with a few less chips than me and not in any danger decided that he should go all in to try and get the 100/200 blinds plus the 225 in antes. I guess he figured his all in bet of 4,000 with Q5s would get the 525 of blinds and antes. It was nice to be calling a preflop all in bet with KK. (and have it hold up)

From there I stayed above the average stack and was card dead when we got down to 2 tables. Card dead is not always a problem this late in a tourney, but I had the loosest tourney player that I have ever played against sitting two to my left. He was raising UTG to 5XBB with 10,5o and then calling all in raises for more than half his stack and hitting. He chipped way up when his 67 beat A9 with all the chips getting in preflop. If he loses the hand, he has barely enough chips to post for 1 round. A flop a K66 ensures that I have to get a halfway decent hand to raise with.

Anyway, I make it to the final table with 38k in chips (last) and blinds of 3k/6k plus antes. I don’t get called on 1 all in. I have $42k - Down to 8. I get dealt A10o in the BB with 4k/8k blinds plus antes. Mr. 67o raises to 40k and I go all in for the rest of my chips thinking that I am against one of his usual hands. He has AJ. I don’t improve and finish a disappointing 8th out of 580.

PokerStars Tournament #15015436, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $30.00/$3.00
580 players
Total Prize Pool: $17400.00
Tournament started - 2005/11/16 - 20:30:00 (ET)

Dear sportingimag (my screen name on pokerstars)

You finished the tournament in 8th place.

A $452.40 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Plasma TV

I played in a golf scramble on Tuesday. I am not a golfer. No one that was on my team is a golfer. We managed to finish last but probably had the most fun and possibly drank the most beer.

They had a raffle at the end for a Plasma TV (worth $2k), a $1k Bass Pro Shops Gift Cert., a $500 Visa Gift Card, and a $500 Best Buy Gift Cert. All the prizes were donated. The tickets were only $5 and there was a huge overlay. Only around 250 tickets sold – talk about +EV. I bought $40 worth of tickets. I really wanted that Plasma TV. When the final prize was set to be drawn and they pulled the ticket, I got excited and was crossing my fingers. They announced the name and it was none other than…….. one of my best friends, Rob. I didn’t win, but couldn’t have been happier that Rob won the TV.

Congrats, Rob!!!!!


Jury Duty – Drunk Driving Case

I had Jury Duty last week. Not like I wasn’t busy enough, but my civic duty called. I kept telling myself that but I couldn’t make myself believe it.

I actually got picked for a jury. What were they thinking? It was a drunk driving case. The state presented their case and the guy was clearly guilty. He admitted to the cop that he “had a few beers at Froggers, then a couple at his shop, then a few somewhere else later.” He also miserably failed every field sobriety test. We were asked to leave the room before the defense presented their case. 15 minutes later the judge came in and told us that he had thrown out the case. The cop that gave the field test had testified, but the cop that pulled the guy over didn’t show up and had no excuse. They never could establish that the guy was actually driving the car, so he threw it out.

Lessons learned - If you get pulled over for drunk driving.

  1. Don’t tell the cop that you had at least 8 beers.

  2. Don’t tell the cop that you think you can pass the tests but you are not sure.

  3. Next time you are drinking, practice up on those field sobriety tests. (j/k)

  4. If you go to court, pray the cop that pulled you over doesn’t show up.
Bahamas Update

I haven’t gotten a chance to play any Bahamas satellites since Saturday. I have plans this Saturday, so I won’t be able to play in either of the Super Sats this weekend. I need to think about the best way to try to win my seat. I may try and play a few double shootouts in the next week. We will see.

Good Luck at the Tables,

2 responses to "An Update – Finally (Can’t let work get in the way)"

  1. Nice job on the MTT.

    If you ever need a fourth hacker, er, golfer and beer drinking is one of the prerequisites, I'm your man.



  2. Wait a second...

    So you're saying it's NOT a good idea to willingly tell a cop you've had multiple beers at a variety of places? I'll have to remember that one! :)