Monday, September 22, 2008

9 Holes, a Couple Cards, and Shopping?

It's been an interesting weekend.

I get a text from Harry on Friday afternoon mentioning that he won't be playing at the club on Saturday as he was busy playing elsewhere with more important people (not in those words, but the message was clear). I knew our grouping for Saturday was already suspect in numbers, but never put that together until 2am so couldn't verify I had a game for Saturday.

I wake up at 7am for a planned 8:15 tee time and immediately BlackBerry PIN'd Matt. No answer right away but it's early so I decide to sit down at a few 100NL tables (online poker runs 24/7 yo). Made a quick $200 in 20 minutes and left for golf immediately when Matt PIN'd me. I'm glad I didn't show before this point, as I would not have had a game at all. We were joined up with a couple of MD's and played 9 holes of hacking fun before retiring for breakfast and ryder cup watching. I played a bit of NLHE this afternoon and virtually broke even.

Matt and I made a small prop bet, my taking europe, he taking the yankees. Damn yankees.

Sunday I decided that sleep was of greater importance than golf since we had almost nobody on the tee sheet to play with. I played a bit more NLHE and made $75 then played PLO in the evening and topped it up so I made a bit over $300 at cards on the weekend. I've figured out that I'm getting better with losing to badbeats and not caring about the money on the table... I'm playing very aggressive poker with a touch of looseness and it's producing nice results so far. The PLO I just want to learn, and while I still do suck a lot at it, my results are improving. Not going broke with just a pair of pocket Aces post flop against a tightish opponent... who knew?

Sunday I was also whisked off to the local mall by the girlfriend and my other female pal in search of "a pair of jeans". I clearly don't go shopping enough because I was under the understanding that a pair of well fitting jeans were in the $100 range -- lol, i was slightly off. Toast is out of touch and out of style, clearly. After trying on no less than 10 pairs of jeans, I end up with two pairs and, somehow, a new leather jacket. Mental note, do not visit the nicest mens clothing store in town with two fashion obsessed girls unless willing to drop epic amounts of cash. No, I didn't pay for the purchase in Hundo's like a real baller.

That's it. T out.

Monday, September 15, 2008

TWGP - Sept 13 &14 2008

Quick one here. Nothing interesting.

I played the club on Saturday morning in very wet conditions with Brad, Matt & Harry. Shot a solid 74 from the blues with two bogeys the rest pars. Golf is ez.

Saturday night played poker online. Had a solid night, was up $300 before going on a brutal run of variance (ran $280 behind EV at $100NL in a short stretch) to lose $170 for the day. Sigh. Well, at least I feel like I can kill 100NL still though the games have become harder... the bad news is I keep catching the ass end of variance at that level and it keeps pushing me back to $50. No tilt btw, just shock when i dropped 5bi in about an hour. Getting better with that.

That's it, i'm out. T.

Monday, September 08, 2008

TWGP - Aug 30-Sept 1 and Sept 6-7

Whoops totally forgot last week's update.

Not much up on the cardplaying front these days. I'm excited to be watching Matt actually making money at poker when he does play though. Pretty cool to see someone you helped to get better actually reaping the benefits of it. I didn't do much though, just helped with pre-flop card play. I got a quick session in last night for 500 hands where I broke even to the penny. Factor in rakeback and i'm up $8, HOT.

Golf-wise, last weekend I played Saturday and Sunday. Shot 79 both days from the tips at the club and donated $10 on Saturday, broke even sunday.

This weekend I played both mornings. The weather is starting to get more fall-like so it's pretty nice temperatures for golf in the morning. We played the Blue tees for the first time in forever on Saturday as the course was super-wet and I hacked around a 75. Lost $5 in prop-bets when I bet Matt he couldn't make this uphill right to lefter in 6 more tries on #13 which he had missed 6 times in a row. He made it the 2nd one of course. Sunday I played with Matt and his guest, fun times. We all played like garbage (I was 81, won't mention Matt's score) but I won a prop that he couldn't get up and down then doubled through when I beat him the rest of the back nine. That paid my skins entry and I somehow won my #10 skin again to be +$15.

Wagers Update:

Even Breakfast/Lunches
+$65 skins (-$10 last saturday, +$5 this sunday)
+$7 side-bets (-$5 this Saturday, +10 this Sunday)

Oh the big wagers we make... haha. I think a casual reader of this blog would think we're a bunch of poor-assed high school students but this is not the case -- at all. It's just the guys I play with are not the definition of gamblers and have a healthy appreciation for the dollar (likely why they have money to be members in the first place). Now, Ryan... that boy has gamble... if only Jeff would send me the shot of him passed out on the floor so I can post it up at this fine website.

Super psyched to get a regular home poker game going when the golf season ends!