Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hey, Hey

A combo of busy & lazy has kept me away from the blog for a bit. Sorry! Oh well, as it says on my twitter bio, I sometimes blog... :)

So, what's been up? Not a whole lot, I didn't play any ring events when the WSOP circuit was here in January. I didn't plan ahead with requesting time off in advance and wasn't able to commit to any 2 day events. I'd hoped to play at least one, but I couldn't make it happen. It occurred to me recently that I have never played a WSOPC ring event. Not one. As long as I have been playing poker, I don't see how that's even possible, but it's true! I'll never get on Hendon Mob like that! ha

I did play the WSOP ladies event. It was a 1 day deal, so I was able to enter. I was approached a couple of months ago about being backed for this event in exchange for wearing a shirt with the logo of this person's poker related website on it. We emailed back & forth quite a bit and I agreed to the offer. A few days before the event, I asked about getting the shirt and he said he'd let me know when we could meet up. Never heard from him again. I guess he changed his mind? I didn't really care either way, it wasn't a big deal, but I felt like he had pretty much wasted my time during those 2 months of emails unnecessarily. Maybe he didn't have the budget, I don't know, but he'd told me there was also another local female player who would be representing him in the tournament. I saw her. She was wearing the shirt. I didn't get a chance to speak to her, as she busted right after I did, jumped in a satellite, busted that and left quickly before I could catch up to her. No hard feelings towards the guy, it just didn't work out I guess? No big deal, I'm holding out to be sponsored by RunGoodGear anyway, no others will do...haha ;)

So yea, the ladies event. I was chipping up nicely, things were going ok. It wasn't a great table, not as soft as I'd hoped, but ok. Then I ran a big bluff into someone who wasn't good enough to fold second pair and that was a significant dent to my stack. I should've known better against that particular player. Bad lapse of judgement there by me. If they are calling your value bets semi-light, they are going to call your value-bet-sized bluffs, also. I know that, but did it anyway. Meh. Not long after, I went all in with JJ in the small blind against the button's AA open and the big blind's TT. A ten on the flop, but no jack came and gg.

Day 2 of the main event was going on at the same time, so I railbirded the circuit super stars for a bit and then headed home before the rain turned to sleet. What a yuky winter we've had..summer please come soon!

Played a daily at Horseshoe yesterday and will have to save that blog for another day. Spoiler alert: I'm starting to hate tournaments. LOL but seriously. Ok, I have much to do as usual, off for now. :)