No really! Well, except for stepping on a bee earlier today and getting the business end of it in my toe. Yesterday was what I hope to be the first annual Poker @ Rob’s WSOP ME Special Poker Night (PaRWSOPMESPN ???). Nine of us gathered around the felt to play a special poker game using the November Nine’s starting stacks from the WSOP Main Event. I didn’t make it to the money but Nikki finished 3rd and covered our expenses for the night. Starting chip stacks varied from 58.9 million chips all the way down to 6.8 million chips. Doesn’t sound very fair does it? Well, let me put this in a little perspective. Mooney bought the big stack and started with almost 60,000,000 chips. Nikki cheaped out (hehe) and started with 6,800,000. Mooney busted 6th, Nikki finished 3rd. At one point, 3-handed, she was even chip leader!!! As well, a friend of our’s from Talking Poker made the drive down from Toronto to play as well as join us for supper! Brag: Staying up till 4am shooting the shit about poker and computers. Beat: getting up at 8am with the kids. Brag: TOTALLY worth it!
Today the weather was….HOT! Hovering somewhere at 30 degrees C but felt like 43C with the humidex. Spent the better part of the afternoon outside with Alex, hanging in the pool and staying cool. This was after I stepped on the bee.
I’ve just upgraded the site to v2.5 of WordPress. Nothing really has changed on the front end of things. Well…not much – right now there isn’t a random picture displaying because I need to upgrade the Gallery software as well – but other than that nothing has changed but it’s a lot nicer on the backend.
In other news, Brent, Craig & I went to play in a poker tourney last night to support a local baseball team. It was a $40 buyin andÂ you started with $40.00 in chips. Blinds started at $0.25/$0.50 and were VERY aggressive. By VERY aggressive I mean they DOUBLED every level. It was sick. There were eight tables and they played in a double-shootout format. For those not in the know, that means that the winner from each table advanced to the final table (second place got their buyin back). Because of the format and the blind structure you couldn’t really wait around for the monster hands. Unfortuately I didn’t make it to the final table. I was still around $40 in chips with blinds $2/$4 and looked down at AsQs. I pop it to $15 and folds around to a guy who goes all-in. I immediately call and he turns over KsJs. I called out for spades. No spades came. The flop was x-T-K – all red. I call out for a jack. No jack came. No ace came. I go. Mooney also didn’t advance beyond his first table. His pocket tens was all-in against two other hands and were cracked by a river spike. Brent, on the other hand, didn’t seem to be afflicted by the bad luck that Mooney & I held. Instead he seemed to be the one dishing out the bad luck. Not only did he win his table to advance, I believe he was solely responsible for sending every other player to the rail. Not much changed at the final table either. The ones he didn’t send to the rail he was responsible for severely crippling. When it got down to the final three one other player suggests a chop to which Brent replies, “If you two want to chop second and third and leave me with first I’m good with that.” The other two hashed it over for all of about 30 seconds and shook hands and said “Good game.” Just like that the game was over with Brent walking away with 1st place. There probably wasn’t any question that he was going to win anyway. His stack was easily 3 or 4 times BOTH their stacks combined. So now he’s trying to decide if he wants to buy a PS3 with his winnings.
Since things wrapped up early at the tourney we headed over to a local dive called Sam & Bill’s. Unsound, my friend Steve’s band, was playing there. They haven’t played too many gigs lately and was glad that I was able to go. Had a great time there too. Saw a couple of friends that I haven’t seen in a while and found out that Carrie is going to be moving out West in the summer to be with her boyfriend. Very awesome for her! Also got to catch up with Teresa about all the goings on with her & Steve and Domino’s life. I was hoping to be able to make it there last night and thought about taking the camera but I didn’t want to have to carry around through the poker tourney and I sure as hell wasn’t going to leave it in the car whilst I get my cards on – so no pics from the gig last night.