Raise or Fold:  A Year of Risky Business

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day 124: A Day Off, Mostly

So yesterday I wound up playing a microstakes live game all night long. It was great fun, and I made more than 6x my money in profit, so I guess I file that under "time well spent" despite the addition of yet another all-nighter to my log.

All I can say is, I hope that my recent live game results continue in the same vein. I am prepared to imagine that I'm just running really good. Of course, the mind plays tricks on itself and would prefer to believe that I've rounded some kind of major intellectual/intuitive corner and I'm now a poker genius (at least compared to my current competition). This does seem, however, inherently unlikely.

I'd be more persuaded of my godessy goodness if I weren't doing just HORRIBLY online. I couldn't qualify in the WBCOOP. I can't book a profit in a sit'n'go, in a ring game, or even anything more than the most pathetic cash in my ulitmate game, Razz. You know things are effed up when I can't win at Razz! I mean, COME ON.

My current plan is to just pretend that all online poker is as rigged as this looks.

I am currently doing my traditional Last Minute Laundry in preparation for my return to AC tomorrow. I was supposed to go play a couple of tourneys in my A League this evening in Manassas, but I just couldn't face all that driving on the pathetically small amount of sleep I got, nor could I feature packing without a proper selection of clean clothes from which to choose.

I think I've mentioned before that, ironically, I dress for the poker table much more fastidiously than for any other regularly scheduled activity. For some reason, I find it helpful to put on the armor of nice clothing and even ~ gasp ~ make-up (war paint?). Only those who've known me for a long time will appreciate how genuinely bizarre (for me) this impulse is. Yet I do it, and ~ surprisingly ~ I do it with some genuine pleasure. I honestly can't account for it. I suppose, in part, it makes me feel more professional. Whatever. But it does mean that packing is a little more involved an enterprise than it used to be.



Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

GL @ AC!

12/21/08 3:20 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Just saw on Twitter that you won the Harrah's 8 p.m. tourney on Sunday, sweet! Did you chop or play it out?

You're really on a roll!

12/22/08 12:30 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

Outright win. Details on my return!

12/22/08 1:14 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

That's just awe$some! And Twitter tells me you did the deja vu thing!!

12/23/08 8:33 AM  

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