So on the win thingy....
Remember that I'd mentioned we had started playing some free bar Poker at a little spot on the edge of town? Well after our finishes of 16th., (me) and 15th. (Peb's) the first week, we knew that one of us would have a shot at a win if we could just survive the short stack push-fest at the 1000 - 2000 blind level. Then with us finishing 11th.(me) and 9th. (Peb's) just last week, things seemed to look even more promising. Specifically, after having my Aces cracked against the A-7 of the chip leader at the time. It just seemed that with a little luck and some solid TAG pokering, a win would come our way soon.
With another 40 runners making an appearance last night, I ran all the way to a 15th. place finish. That was with me seeing exactly two face cards the entire night. TWO! Not one pocket pair or even suited connectors, right up until the end. A couple of timely bluffs and one miracle flop with 3-7 off in my BB after several limpers, kept me in the game longer than the cards I was dealt should've allowed. In the end, I jammed the sooOOooted 10-J with my remaining 3 1/2 BB's for the loss.
I'm certainly not thrilled with all these finishes in, (or near) the low teens but honestly I have to admit, running that deep into the gauntlet that is free bar Poker with the hands I've had to work with, does keep that little fire burning inside me that a win is in my near future for sure.
Well with rock solid play despite three massive bad beats while WAY ahead, my Peb's took the whole enchilada down last night for her first win in the series. To make it even sweeter, she went into head's up as a four-to-one chip dog. The guy had like 80% of the chips in play, to what looked like her measly little stack.
Congrats baby! I couldn't be any more proud.
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Now for the challenge part!
With it's timing, I don't get to play in a lot of mookies. But it is the Grandfather of all blogger games after all so, I'm in this week.
Sure there's no $10,000 main event seat on the line and showing up only means one thing, that you support our silly little games like the blogger you are. But I see that as a good enough reason this week.
I see that there were 35 runners last week. So I went and told two friends and I'm hoping that they'll tell two friends and so on, and so on, and so on.
Oh and brudder Chako, consider this your reminder! :)
So my challenge is this.
I challenge all of you to sign up for this weeks mookie and to also tell at least one friend to do the same. Let's see if on a regular week with nothing on the line but bragging rights in our little community, we can get 100 out to play in the mookie!
............. The P/W is always vegas1 .........
I don't know where he is or what he's been doing lately, but I miss the man with a gazillion offspring. Maybe with a little show of support from the group of us, we can entice mookie out of semi-retirement and start reading over at his place again soon.
I'm down for that, are you?
I hope so!
So there you have it, I declare it official!
Wednesday November 4, 2009 just became,
take your kids to the mookie day.
Do me a favour will you?
PASS IT ON!
My sincerest thanks for dropping by....