Yes, it has been a little too long since I have gotten out here and posted anything.
Totally my fault. I have been doing some poker things, some beer things, but nothing that has driven me to get out here and do a post.
This past weekend I had a small amount of green to my Full Tilt account and decided to give it a go in the Daily Dollar evening games to see where I would finish up.
Long story made short: I did well, but as usual, you are normally eliminated when one of two things happens: (1) you play stupid, or (2) you make a hand, only to have someone make a better hand.
#2 happened to me this weekend twice. Friday night I was probably 30 minutes of play away from making the money (top 1080 get paid out of 10,000+) when I pushed all with AK suited and a board showing K-4-Ten. Queue the call from across the table, and the guy flips over pocket Tens. Oops.
It happened a second time yesterday, when my trip Queens were smoked by trip Kings on a flop of K-Q-3.
#2 is usually more acceptable when it comes to losing. You played the hand well; there's really no way to sniff out those middle pairs unless you push pre-flop. In the dollar tourney, you are playing with at least 50% of your table mates being classified as donkeys or fish. Cheap tourneys bring out the idiot players (yours included, sometimes). That's poker.
Losing via method #1 is one that I reserve for any free rolls I decide to play in. Free play = 99% donkeys at the table. It happens. So, first hand all in plays are usually A-rag vs. K-J off suit or something silly like that.
I think I have done one tirade in the past about free rolls and the time you invest in them; I'll check my archives to see what I said then (so I won't repeat myself) and then expand on that if I need to.
Okay, that is all for Monday. I just wanted to get something out here to break up the drought.
Oh yeah, Mondays suck. Just sayin'.