Raise or Fold:  A Year of Risky Business

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Up the Coast

I've decided to forego my A League's End of Quarter freeroll tournament on Saturday. I have a very short stack of chips to work with (having qualified by winning a game, and then being out of action for the entire month of June), and the prize pool is relatively small this quarter.

Instead, I'll be heading out on another junket to AC for a couple of nights. Time to revisit the 2/5 game at Harrah's, and maybe even slip over to the Borgata for a few hours to see how it feels playing there. If things go well, the profit potential is considerably higher than I'd likely manage at the EOQ. Since the trip costs me nothing but 9 hours of bus-butt and another couple of nights away from home, it seems like an easy choice. And I can always hope that my orphan stack will manage to survive the blinds and squeak into the money.

Are the good results I've experienced in the last 10 days just variance swinging back (temporarily) in my direction, or have I really learned something as well?

There's only one way to find out.

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Blogger BWoP said...

GL in AC!

7/7/09 4:42 PM  
Blogger Philly said...

Wow, I had no idea it was that far for you to get to Atlantic City. I'm only 6 hours from Tunica, four hours to Horseshoe Indiana. I go as often as possible. Playing a "home" game just isn't the same.

7/7/09 6:16 PM  
Blogger Cardgrrl said...

@Philly: If one drives oneself and the traffic isn't too awful, AC is 3 hours from DC. By bus, with stops, 4.5 ~ so 9 hours round trip (give or take).

7/8/09 5:15 AM  
Blogger Philly said...

Aaah. Now that is more like it. I couldn't imagine you would travel 9 hours one way on a bus just for a couple of days' worth of poker. I have no sense of distance, but I had imagined D.C. being relatively close to A.C. Good luck there. Keep your head down. (good advice in golf, so why not poker?)

7/8/09 5:41 AM  
Blogger smokkee said...

Borgata fishees cannot fold a pair.


7/11/09 5:40 AM  

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