Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Don't piss off Blood

BadBlood has a nice rant against Full Tilt Poker here. Well said sir. Spot on!

With that being said, I hope the people I know who have been doing work for Full Tilt get paid.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The damn jack

It checked around to me in the big blind. I rapped the table and 4 of us saw the flop come down: 10 7 10. My heart picked up a bit. I checked knowing the guy to my left was going to make a play at the pot. Sure enough, he did, betting 6000. I began thinking about how I was going to play this. Call or raise. But I had to wait.

Action went to the big stack on the other side of the table. He was a loud mouth, a cocky SOB who wasn't as clever as he thought he was. He breathed through his mouth a bit before announcing with over confidence "All in".

Small blind folded and before I could act, the bettor announced he called. The cocky SOB flipped his cards over quickly announcing he had trips before I could say anything. Someone else noticed they had passed over me and tried to say something but the cocky SOB was making too much noise.

When things calmed down, I told them I was calling as well and turned over the flopped boat, tens over sevens. The cocky SOB calmed down for maybe a second. I looked and saw he had J 10. I even said aloud "I need to fade a jack".

The turn was a jack and the cocky SOB went off again. Worse part, the twat was mocking me. "Thanks for calling, thanks for calling!" Its bad enough to get hit with a bad beat but worse when it is to the table douche nozzle. I tried to remain calm as I left my seat but I was more pissed at this asshole mocking me after he got in with the worst of it.

There is nothing you can do when the cards come down. I got my chips in with the best hand and it didn't hold up. It happens. Not the first time and it won't be the last time. Even worse, it won't be the last time some dickhead gets lucky and thinks that it was there "high level of play" that won a hand.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Comin' Atcha Live

Ever since the online poker world got flushed down the toilet, I haven't had much interest in the game. There were a couple of times over the past month I wished I could log in and play some cards, but not many. Even with the WSOP going on, I have no reason to check in on what is going on. Sure I check Tao of Poker every once in a while because Dr. Pauly gives you more than what is happening at the tables. But even the Phil Ivey incident couldn't pique my desire.

That changes this weekend. A friend of mine is holding a charity tournament. Here are the details:
Johnny Mo's
1301 Milwaukee Ave
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

to benefit Team Challenge and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Doors open at 12:30 and play will begin at 1:00 pm.

How much?
Suggested donation is $40. There will be a single rebuy during the first hour for $20 and an add-on for $20 after the the first hour.

And the kicker is who is running the show. Badger Poker. I am not sure it is the same guys from years ago or not, but it does have me curious. Especially is some of the same schlubs that played in those games show up. Bag man, Son of Cheater, Mouth breather, Internet Girl and the biggest one Tigers hat (jk).

So come out and help raise some money for a good cause. At the very least you can get drunk at the bar.