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Doin' the Online Thing

30 Dec 2005

As far as poker is concerned, it's all been online over at www.fullcontactpoker.com for me. I'm playing the Clown crew that pools their money together to play $500-$1000 online.

If any of you have played online before, you'd know that at those stakes, playing over 150 hands an hour, the swings can be enormous.

So far against the Clown I have started out in front for most of the way. Aside from the first two sessions when I started short stacked and he refused to play me, I have won each day and have been ahead probably 90% of the time.

Today when I woke up late in the afternoon I logged on and waited for the Clown to show up. He finally did, and in a 2 hour session I won $20,000.

He was rather upset that I quit on him without notice, but as I learned from him initially, I'm not, "throwing him a bone" by playing when I don't want to.

I was up about $60,000 during that first session and the momentum was clearly shifting in his favor. He was regaining confidence, so I decided to take a break.

Of course I didn't tell him I'd be back, I wanted him to fume for a little while before I started up with him again.

We played another 2 hour session and I booked another $25,000 win bringing my total to $73,000 to the good after losing those first two times.

Once again, I quit on him with absolutely no warning whatsoever. I'm playing by "internet rules" I guess you could say, and the Clown taught me well.

Now, that's not something I would do to anyone I respected. When I play in the big game and it gets short handed, I always let people know how long I can play for. Or, if it's three handed and it's my button, I let people know that I'm quitting after the hand so if they aren't going to play heads up they wouldn't HAVE to post their blind.

It's simply good etiquette. However, once someone does me wrong then etiquette gets thrown out the window. It becomes no holds barred, no prisoners, do what you gotta do poker.

Some call it a "hit n' run," but mind you, I've already stated that I won't play for much more than 4 hours a day online so it's not like he should be surprised by me quitting after 4 hours of play. The first session lasted 1h 40 min and the second session lasted 1h 47 min, just shy of 4 hours.

I made no "deal" with him. I made no "contract" or agreement to play him for a set amount of time. That would be an entirely different situation.

So anyway, tomorrow I am doing an interview at 4:00pm here at the house and will probably take Lori to a movie after that. If Lori decides that she's not up for a movie, I may stop in at www.fullcontactpoker.com and pick up 20 or 30 dimes off the Dishcloth, or Dirt Clod, or whatever it is (inside joke for the FCPers in the forums :-)

Oh, the good news is, I won't be needing that wire transfer after all! Turns out, I can just play with the Clown's money and won't need it after all :-)

Apparently he has a $400,000 bankroll at FCP and if he doesn't lose it to Neverwin first, then that will be my new bankroll to play some of the big NL games on the site.

That may sound a little harsh to some of you, but I don't want to sugarcoat it. The kid is in over his head and will burn through the whole wad. It's only a matter of time.

Man this is fun! LOL.

*** if you want to watch the big games happen you can chat in the lobby with the other observers. You’ll have to open up a real money account deposit to view the games for longer than a week but you don't have to actually play in any real money games***


*** Also a reminder to all Charter Members that the secind $5000 freeroll begins at 1:00pm EST Saturday December 31st. Registration begins 24 prior to the start time.
In the first freeroll we had 493 players and 60 spots were paid.

I told y'all membership had it's privelages wink

*** Seat #5 High Rollers $300 +20 buy in tournament also goes this Saturday at 5:00pm EST. The winner of that tournament will lock up one of 10 sem-final seats, with the winner of that 10 handed tourney winning seat #5 at the live event to crown my new protege. (there are four qualifying tournaments for the High Rollers tournament Monday-Friday. Three $5+0.50 sub qualifiers and 1 $50+ 4)

*** Seat #6 Sunday Weekly Winners $30 +3 starts at 3:00pm EST. The top three finishers will qualify for a 36 man semi-final for seat #6 at the live event in Canada. The tournament will also have a regular tournament payout structure for the top finishers.

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