5 AUG 05
I LOVE these emails:
PokerStars Tournament #10921559, No Limit Hold'emBuy-In: $10.00/$0.50
4 playersTotal Prize Pool: $40.00 Tournament started - 2005/08/05 - 02:17:30 (ET)
Dear DrChako, You finished the tournament in 1st place. A $40.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account. Congratulations! Thank you for participating.
Online players (those that play tournaments, anyway) know what I’m talking about. Actually, it’s rare that I play heads up, but I was in a mood after winning (and subsequently losing) $150 in the course of 3 hours. It started innocently enough. I played a little $5/$10 on PS and did rather well. I was about to turn off the computer when I had “the voice” tell me to play another SNG. The $15+1 Turbo 2-table is my specialty.
PokerStars Tournament #10877704, No Limit Hold'emBuy-In: $15.00/$1.00
18 playersTotal Prize Pool: $270.00 Tournament started - 2005/08/04 - 00:28:15 (ET)
Dear DrChako, You finished the tournament in 1st place. A $108.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account. Congratulations!Thank you for participating.
It was a good night and I caught some great cards toward the end. My only suckout was on the final hand. I had over $20,000 and there were two players left. Both had under $1000. They were both all in with me on the button. I called with 10 7o and got my 7 on the river.
I couldn’t go to bed right then, could I? You know the rest. There will be no bad beat stories on this blog. Suffice it to say that I don’t play well tired.
You should be reading Wil Wheaton.
Final thought: Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde