The Crooked Link

Life of a Low Stakes Gambler...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Very Long Entry

Sorry for not updating after my crazy rambling on Saturday and I apologize for the colorful language I may have used, haha. It was just a pretty shitty day overall, but I'll get to that in a second.

First let's backtrack to the casino visit on Thursday.

So I got to the place around 5:10 PM and thinking I may have been too late to register for the 5:00PM Early Bird tourney. But I was just in time and managed to get a seat. The tournament was $20 with 2,000 in starting chips and $5 for an extra 1,000 chip add-on. With 12 minute levels the add-on was a no brainer.

By the way, the place the event was set up in was pretty crappy. It was on the second floor of this theater place and the room was small as hell. There were like 10 tables all together 3 of which were cash games, the other tourneys. The place was really crammed.

But anyway I took my seat and the tourney started off pretty slow. I chopped a pretty big pot early on where I made a call with J-10 on an x-Q-2-10-A board. We checked the flop, I called a bet on the turn and then he made a big bet on the river and I tanked for a bit. I was sure he had AK and spiked an Ace on the river. I made the crying call though and we ended chopping.

Then I went completely card dead the rest of the way, and with 12 minute levels that's not a good thing, lol. The best hand I saw the rest of the way was KK which I only managed to pick up the blinds with pre-flop.

I ended up getting blinded down to like 3,200 with blinds at 300/600 and pushed with pocket 8s. Got two callers and someone won with like trip Queens or some shit like that.

I ended up somewhere around 15/50 or so.

So I busted out and then was railing the cash games for a bit deciding what to do until the 7:30 tourney started. I had like 40 minutes to kill so I decided to sit in a $200 game super short stacked, lol.

I know I said I didn't want to play cash games unless I brought 2 full buy ins with me but I was only sitting down to kill time til' the next tourney started. So I bought in for $70 and basically lost half my stack by calling pre-flop raises with small pocket pairs, flopping air and check folding.

I ended up pushing my last $25 on the button with Ad9d and got 3 callers. Flop came A-9-10 and I thought I was tripling up. Both dudes checked the flop, turn came a blank and one dude fired like $20 and the other guy folded. River came a King and I thought my two pair was good still good but the other douche bag slow rolls me and says, "Oh I think I have a straight" flipping over QJ.

I still had like 5 mintues to kill when I got a call from Kevin, a guy from the FCP forums who I was suppose to meet there. I hadn't met him before so I didn't know what he looked like. I'm standing there asking him where he is and he's right behind me playing in a cash game, lol.

So we talked for a bit and then it was time for the $80 Mini deepstack tourney. Kevin and I ended up on the same table which was cool. The tourney started off pretty okay for me. I won a big pot early on where I got paid off with pocket Queens on a 8-4-4-2-4 board. I got value on every street by a guy who had A8. So early on I was up to like 13k. But then I started losening up a bit which I really shouldn't have. I started playing bad hands out of position and my stack started suffering a bit because of it.

Then I made two big mistakes that pretty much crippled me. The first one was when I raised on the button with K-10 and got called by the blinds. Flop came A-A-8. Both checked to me and I bet out like half the pot. Got one caller. Turn was check-check and I caught a K on the river. Dude made a pretty big bet and I couldn't bring myself to fold knowing it was a pretty bad call and the line he took meant he had an Ace just about 100% of the time. Whatever I was a donkey and paid him off.

He had A6 obviously.

A little bit later I had KJ on the button again and raised it up to like 1200 with blinds at 200/400. The big blind thought about it for a minute and reraised to like 2600. I had like 7k at this point so it should have been an insta fold. Nope, I called and we saw an Ace high flop. He checks to me and I ponder about what to do. Now that I made the pre-flop call I probably should at least take a stab at the Ace high flop hoping he has something like 99-JJ. Instead I check behind. Turn is a blank and again it goes check check. River is an other Ace. He checks and again I think about betting but instead check and say I have King high. He flips over pocket Kings.

I probably could have taken the pot on the turn or river but really I shouldn't have been in that pot at all so it was a horribly played hand that brought me down to under 5k. I slowly blinded down to 2800 and decided to open shove UTG with AK with blinds at 300/600. Got called by the big stack on the button who had Q-10.

10 on the flop and GG me.

I stuck around for a while sweating Kevin who nursed a short stack for a while also til he pushed his last 3k with A6 and got called by another Q-10. He flopped an Ace, turned Aces up but got rivered and lost to a straight.

We talked for a while and then I headed home since I'd burned my buy in for the 11:00 PM tourney at the $200 game.

Over all I ended up losing $175.

Okay I just realized this might end up being a pretty long entry since I'm barely done covering Thursday night, lol.

So Friday morning I met up with a friend (she shall remain nameless) before work. We were gonna smoke a bowl but had no where to smoke it. We ended up at the park and couldn't light the fucking thing up cause it was windy as hell and like 8 degrees outside, lol. So we scratched that idea and went to eat some chinese food instead.

Then I took the bus and train to work which is probably where I dropped my iPod. I remember having it when we were at the park, but when I got to work I forgot about it til a friend called me up and told me he was at Radio Shack. He said he was going to buy a case for his iPod so he asked if I wanted him to get one for mine. I said sure and then went to get the iPod from my backpack. That's when I realized I'd lost it.

I was pretty fucking pissed by this point and to make matters worse this new manager we have was being a complete dick. We were a man short so obviously everyone had to do a bit of extra work, which would have been fine if the new manager wasn't a complete douche bag about it. I was already tilted from the iPod so I was about ready to walk out if he snapped at me.

So around 7P.M. I walk down to Dunkin Donuts to get some coffee. I somehow managed to drop a $50 bill while paying. On the walk back to Gigio's I couldn't help but laugh at that actually, lol. How bad can I run on one day?

I decided to find the answer to that question by buying some scratch and win lottery tickets, haha. The guys here at work are addicted to that shit. I'll buy one once in a while but these guys are are running across the street to the White Hen and buying some every 10 minutes.

So I bought $9 worth of tickets and blanked on all of them, lol. Statistically speaking I'm suppose to at least get my money back on one out of every 4 tickets according to the odds printed on the back of the ticket. Nope, a nice 0-9er for me.

That was Friday. A pretty shitty day, but now that I look back at it I can laugh since it really wasn't THAT bad. A friend made me realize how silly I was being later that night when she pointed out that it was only money. She was right...

Saturday looked to be a much better day since it was my cousin Mario's wedding. The wedding turned out to be okay, but not great. I was expecting to meet a shit load of chicks but the problem was that half the ladies at the wedding looked like this:

The other half looked like this:

And the rare ones that happened to look like this

just so happened to be an aunt or a cousin.


So the wedding was not all that enjoyable. The food sucked and I didn't even get a chance to get my drank on. My mom wasn't suppose to be at the wedding til late at night when I would already be too wasted for her to do anything about it, but instead she got there when I barely had one Tecate in me, lol.

I spent most of Sunday sleeping and watching TV. I also threw $10 on Dallas against New York, so I ended up cashing on that. Yesterday was another slow day of bumming around the house. I was going to play the Eagles on the Monday Night Fotoball but didn't want to lay the 15 points. I thought about taking them money line for the entire bankroll which would have netted me around $10 but thought better of it as well, lol. So I had no action on the game and instead watched Christmas With the Kranks. Horrible movie by the way...

Anyway, so that was the weekend pretty much. I'm at work right now and managed to only arrive 20 minutes late despite the crazy snow storm outside. Our power here at the store actually went out around 5 PM and we were all happy as hell that we might end up going home but the power came back like 30 minutes later. Bummer...

Oh yea I was planning on hitting up the casino again on Thursday. I was suppose to go with my friend Peter but he just bailed on me today so I'm not sure if I still want to go.

I might just save my money to play this other tournament next Tuesday at the Rockford Charity casino. They're running this special $100+$20 Holiday tourney. 12k in chips and 20 minute levels. I know it doesn't sound great but compared to the other shit they run it's a pretty playable tourney.

Okay I've rambled on way too long. I'm going back to watching the Bulls lose. They're currently in Over Time down by 1. With a 1:52 left on the clock. I've got $10 on them @ -3 so it's not looking great.

I also have New Orleans minus whatever the spread was. I'm too lazy to go check.


Bulls -3

New Orleans - 6.5

Day Profit: -$0.91

Day Record: 1-1

Total Record: 183-192-12

Bankroll: $118.51

Total Profit: -$81.49


vtn said...

yep, it's just money!

if you don't have any, make more.

vtn said...

yeah youre right about doing picks that way. i start to lose too when i get lazy and i just wanna post picks just so the website would be updated. no thought given hah.

i dont think the homie p2 over on the collaboration have the right to any input since he's down a billion dollars hah. his phoenix pick was also wrong lol

he's trying to get back on his feet tho so cant blame him.