If you can't laugh at yourself ....


It was 8:44 pm. and after a pretty long day at “The Quarry,” I made a click of the mouse that entered me into Al's Riverchasers last night. I really wasn’t going to play, as I knew in my current state of mind I’d clearly just be there for donation purposes. I sat for that 15 minutes or so, debating on if I should stay in or withdraw and try and get some sleep. Never being accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer, I went with stay in and try and have some fun. I needed a good laugh and since Razz was the flavour of choice for the game last night, laughs were bound to come for me. Razz has that way of driving some people crazy and the crazier they get about it, the funnier I think it is. Razz and Bloggers makes for a special mix, which can often fall in line with the Jackass movie series. You know someone’s walking up to that freezing cold pole and going to try and lick it. You know it’s stupid and you know it’s going to hurt. But the whole time you’re watching that guy walking up to the pole, you’re killing yourself laughing.

I was basically “THAT” guy last night. I sat there for about an hour and a half and played exactly 9 hands. I know the gang had to be getting a giggle out of my game last night, I know I was. Here are some fun stats from my effort on the evening.

Hands played = 9
To 7th. street = 5 (wins =2)
To 6th. street = 0
To 5th. street = 1
To 4th. street = 3
# of Brings = 21 ( as Waffles said, this is why I was really there last night )
I think only Luv2Ride had as many or maybe more? I know we went 9 in a row at one point between us.

Awesome !

On my four folds, I couldn’t have been tossed bigger bricks if I tried. The best one was when I was holding A-A-3 and 4th. street kindly delivered the killer blow with another Ace! Hee-Haw. Imagine seeing a fold from someone in Razz as they're showing 3-A.

The chat as always was a lot of fun. With this group as a starting table, how could it not be?

Zeem, NightRanger, LJ and Waffles are all players that I see fairly regularly at the Tuesday to Friday games that I can make it to. None of them have ever been anything but nice to me and I have always enjoyed being in their company, no matter what the results end up being in the game. I hope someday, to hear the same from them. I do try to at least be entertaining. Usually it’s with the chat though, not the cards. ;o)

Despite the great chat going on in that little window down below, the best chat was happening with Pebbles as she watched in horror what the RnG was doing to me on the night. I took about a dozen screen caps on the night of starting hands I was dealt, but I honestly liked this one the best. It’s Razz and low cards are good right? That makes this hand really pretty !

I was dealt the following in that 1 ½ hours.

2-2-2 = twice
6-6-6 = twice
9-9-9 = twice
10-10-10 = 3x
J-J-J = twice
K-K-K = 3x

Dealt 14 sets in Razz. It just doesn’t get any funnier than that! Pebbles asked how it was possible that I could be laughing so hard at such crappy cards. I told her I had to. If it wasn’t for laughing, I think I might have actually lost my mind right there and then. She called me a name, gave me my kiss and headed away from the impending disaster. (her way of staying sane!)But the RnG wasn’t quite done with me yet! It obviously figured out that sets were actually in fact bad in this game and decided to gear it down just a touch.

No more dealt sets, OK! That's great news! Instead we’ll go with,

8-8-x = twice
10-10-x = twice ( in a row, no less )
Q-Q-x = 4x (2 in a row as well)
K-K-x = twice

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

All in all, what a fun night. I actually made two authentic moves all night. One against MoonShadow at the absolute worst time possible. ( ‘cause that’s how I roll) And one against The Worst Poker Player (just trying to do my part!) at the end. With a less than suspicious board showing for all to see, I made a stupid push into MoonShadows bet, not once mind you, TWICE ! The 7th. street min bet MoonShadow made I just had to call. I felt like I owed myself a special penalty for being so stupid! Pebbles had gone to Zzzzz-ville and that meant I didn’t have anyone to hit me. LOL.

With Waffles it was just the end. I had no chips, 1/2 decent low cards back and even better, a chance to double through The Worst poker Player. All great reasons to play. (IMHO) Naturally, brudder Carson popped in just then to say hi. I call JINX !!!!!

There’s a good chance I’ll get out of here a little earlier than I have been the last few weeks, (of course now that I’ve said that… prolly NOT!) and that means I’ll make it to Therapy™ tonight at Kat’s place. This’ll give me another opportunity to get kicked in the nutz by my buddy the RnG. Can’t wait ! Hope to see you there.

Oh and another thing, FAIR WARNING ! The mouse & chip stack will be in the hands of my loving Pebbles on Monday at the TuckFard Open. Come on out and give her a chance to take your chips. Mr. RnG seems to be loving her these day’s, so I’m going to be there to keep a close eye on the two of them for any shenanigan’s. Hope to see you all out for that as well.

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


lj said...

hi, thanks for the comment. i'd love to do eh-vegas, but i'm getting back from ireland earlier that week, and have b'way show tickets for fri the 22nd. have fun!!

AJ said...


I saw your post on another blog and figured I'd give you a headsup about a WPT giveaway I'm running this year.

You can win a weeklong vacation in the Bahamas, training from the pro's and a shot at 10 WPT buyins plus $10,000 in cash!

The first satellite is held on Full Tilt Poker (a freeroll) February 10th.

Right now there's only 34 players signed up, the top 4 advance to a single-table semi-final in February. The fields aren't going to get any smaller as word of this promotion spreads. So if you want in, you'll want to play some of the earlier events to have less competition.

Hope the tables & life are treating you well, and I look forward to you playing in our WPT satellite for free!


Zeem said...

I've enjoyed playing with BamBam so much, I've given him my full endorsement!

- Fred "Zeem" McGriff, professional baseball player and really shitty poker player