Friday, March 21, 2008

snowboarding and poker

I snowboarded for the second time a couple days ago and I was pleasantly suprised how much progress I've made since I first started. The first day was very very hard and painful but still a fun challenge, but now that I can make normalish turns (front side to heal side and visa versa) it's becoming a lot more fun. I am still slow/not stylish but feel like I could make it down any run in Minnesota (which isn't saying much). If I get around to it I'll definitely buy a board so I can always have the same get up. I really can't imagine it taking over my love of skiing, but it's been a fun challenge for when I'm not out west with good snow.

As far as poker, I've been mostly playing 30/60 and 5/10 NL but the 100/200 I have played I've actually done ok the last little bit. I played a 14 hour session yesterday which was capped off by a 10/20 nl game I wasn't leaving until 3 of the players lost their money or the game broke. At one point 1 guy had 12k, another with 11, another with 7, me with 9 and a random guy with like 2. None of them had a prayer. It lasted quite a while and I ended up winning maybe 7k in it which could have easily been 20 if I wouldn't ahve gotten 3 outted and 2 outted on the river in huge pots.

I made my third card runners video today...2 tabling 30/60. It was a decentish video imo, I hope you all like it.

Getting together with some folks to watch some college hoops tonight...gotta love march madness. I picked Kansas to win it all. gogoogogogo

Sunday, March 16, 2008

wow I'm bad at updating

I've been playing quite a bit of lhe this month and I've been winning bets but losing money because whenever I play 100/200 or 200/400 I lose my ass but I win when I play 20/40-30/60. I was a little annoyed with it for a few days so I decided to put my energy into qualifying for the WSOP main event. About $500 later in effort I made the top 10 of a 5k FPP 750 person qualifier and won my seat. They also give you 2500 and 8 days at the palms but if you're a supernova they give you a suite. I'm not sure exactly what kind of suite but either way a bunch of value there. I also got 7th in the supernova freeroll with 1400 players. MTT's don't stand a chance vs me these days or something.

I've been going to canterbury a good amount lately(4 times in 2 weeks) and every session has been the same. I get up about a rack and then I end up leaving down a small amount. I did win 175 the day I couldn't get into the 30/60 game and ended up playing 8/16 all night, but the 30/60 sessions have been weird. Usually it's like lose 3 racks one day win 2 the next or something, not this small win/lose cycle. I've been very good at sweet second bests.

2 sessions ago there were 5 times on the river where I bet my hand and if the villain just called me there was no way my hand wasn't good. but each time they called and I lost. They weren't slowrolling me, but it almost felt like it. Then again they saved me 300. I'd have like K8 on the K95K7 board and they'd have KJ and never put a raise in.

I've been feeling really solid about my LHE game these days. I'm back into my old aggressive ways and I feel like it fits the way my brain works so much better. Hands just make so much more sense to me when I do it this way vs the fancier/less reckless ways.

I've been playing a touch of no-limit on the side and except for a disaster 25/50 session where I lost set under set in the first 2 minutes then bluffed off another stack where I had no intentions of playing that game then next thing I know I'm stuck 10 and had to quit so I didn't go off. I haven't been so mad at myself for a bad play in a longggggggg time. It was a very very gross hand. Lesson learned I guess.

I've been wanting to ski really badly but things aren't quite lining up for that. Hopefully can get out in a week or so real quick. We'll see.

I'm off now to Duluth to spend a few days with Kelsey and I think her mom, sister and brother are gonna spend a day or 2 up there too cause it's their spring break. We're all gonna try to snowboard (I've done it once, Kelsey not in 4 years, and her siblings never b4) It's gonna be a blast and a disaster at the same time. Wish us luck.

I have a cardrunners video due friday that I haven't made yet and haven't decided what to make it on. If anyone has any input I'd definitely take it into consideration. Lemme know in the comments or something.

Monday, March 3, 2008

some good luck

Since the twins started developing their new stadium, I've wanted to get good season tickets for it. We got in on the new stadium priority list a year and a half ago when they made the playoffs and we committed to a small package so we could get decent playoff tickets.

I talked to a representative a few months ago about what it would take to get really good seats at the new stadium. He said that all of the seats behind home plate + diamond view were already taken for this year and we could get some lower level seats down the line somewhere and that would be the best bet. This wasn't overly appealing so I kinda put it on the back burner. I called again a couple days ago and he said the next day was the last day to renew your previous year seats and although he wasn't going to have anything great he'd have better seats in a few days and would get ahold of me with what he'd have. He called me the next day to confirm what I wanted...I told him the best 4 seats you can do. He said ok he'd do some checking and get back to me.

15 minutes later he called and said a 4some canceled their behind home plate seats with him and since he knew I was serious about wanting them he called me first. Yoink. 21 rows (about 2/3rds) up right behind the plate. Sick luck. Schneider and I chopped it and I'll probably only go to like 20 or 30 games and just sell the rest. Scalping is now legal and especially for premium games (red sox/yankees etc) these could sell for 3x easy. Other games no problem getting at least face value for if not a good bit it's actually a decent money thing too. It would be sweet to break even and still make it to quite a few games.

Having these also assures we'll get good seats when the new stadium comes out, which like I said was the main priority. I can't wait. Bring on baseball!