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Friday, February 6, 2009

LOL Donkaments

Except I'm not laughing.

I once again busted out early of my WSOP subscription series game. I played one hand really badly, and then I ran into two flopped sets and lost a whole mess of chips. I ended up all-in super shortstacked in the big blind with an open-ended straight draw against pocket Queens and that was all she wrote.

I am very annoyed with myself for my tendency to overplay these subscription games. I now need to cash in every one of the remaining four games, AND win at least one (and possibly two) of them to stand a chance at the prize money. It's not impossible but it's a tall order.

I played cash for the rest of the night and did fine. (The group doesn't really have any skillful cash game players.) But in absolute terms, I only made a very modest profit for the evening.

I can't help but think I should be OWNING these games. My only consolation is that my buddy JK is at the top of the leaderboard. He is doing what I can't seem to manage, which is killing the competition. I am simultaneously impressed and profoundly frustrated that it isn't me.

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Blogger joxum (Denmark) said...

It really, really bites when you can't beat a game that you know you should be owning.

I'm pretty sure you'll do better next time. Your A-game is solid from what I understand, so I'm sure it'll come to you.

And you still have that other Main Event thing going for you, right?


2/7/09 5:57 AM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

The subscription series is not a ticket to the Main Event, but rather a prize pool that'll be split 5 ways and "supposed" to be used for a buy-in to some WSOP event.

I hope you are right that I'll do better in coming games. I'd really have to work at it to do worse.

2/7/09 7:20 AM  
Blogger joxum (Denmark) said...

Sorry, the "other" word should have been deleted. I changed direction in midsentence there and didn't proof read :-D

I'm sure you'll find a way to get where you want to be. Know it sounds kliché, but the worst you can do right now is to try and force it.

Shute - work calls, gotta run!


2/7/09 7:31 AM  

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