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Friday, November 28, 2008

Day 102: I'm A Steamroller, Baby

...and I'm gonna roll all over you!

I feel like my game gets a whole lot better every time I go and play seriously in a casino. My A League had a poker marathon day today, and I played in four tournaments.


Game 1: chopped for 1st
Game 2: 2nd
Game 3: chopped for 1st
Game 4: chopped for 1st

Why all the chops? There were people impatiently waiting to play the next game, except for the last one which ran very late. I already have my qualifying win for the League end-of-quarter tournament, so while the extra money for an outright win would be nice, it's just not that big a deal, and I get goodwill points for keeping things moving along.

Now, to be candid, I did run pretty well. I got lucky when I needed to. I was NOT card dead, and I managed to hit the flop my fair share of times. I also played ~ and I do not say this lightly ~ almost entirely error-free poker. I made great calls, I made great laydowns, I made great bluffs, and I made great value bets. I played really, really well, and I was playing BY WIRE. I was in the zone: intuition and logical thinking in sync. What a great feeling!

If I can keep this up, I am going to be very, very hard to beat.

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Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Nice job on the tournaments.

What's A League mean? Is that a local group or Poker Academy or?

11/30/08 3:22 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

I play in two local homegrown tournament leagues, which I have dubbed the "A League" and the "B League."

Why A and B?

I joined the A League first, and I think overall it has stronger players. Also, the tourney structure of the A League games is much better.

11/30/08 3:31 PM  

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