It's been three days since my last post. I'd like to tell you it's because I've been too busy to post, but it's really because I haven't had much to say. The only thing I did of interest was read Carrie's Story by Molly Weatherfield. If you know the story, you know that reading this out here in Iraq was a BAD IDEA. I'm just glad I don't have a roommate.
Tonight is Poker Night. The Player of the Year standings were published on Sunday:
Dr. Chako 85
Hot Nuts 58
COL B 24
Boston Phil 20
COL N 6
COL V 2
We play exclusively one table No Limit Hold 'em Sit-n-Go's. You get three points for 1st place and 1 point for 2nd. That's it. 3rd place and down get nothing. As I analyze the board, I realize that my lead is mostly because I have more 2nd place finishes then anyone else has 1st place finishes. There are a couple players who have a much better 1st to 2nd place ratio (meaning they have a lot more wins than 2nd places) whereas my 1sts and 2nds are about even. I'm not sure what that means. Maybe I'm too aggressive heads up? At least I'm getting to heads-up a lot. We still have a ways to go before I get home, but I should be able to lock this up with one or two more good nights. I said in the beginning that I thought Ken would be my biggest competition. Jess is the big surprise. She was incredibly passive when we began, but I started giving her lessons before each game and she really turned it around. Didn't Mike Caro say never to give lessons to someone you are trying to beat?