Long Time No Chat!
In the last Bellagio 100k, I felt similarly to the way I do now. I wasn’t going to play unless they got at least 27 players. The event started at noon, and at about 3:30pm they hit that number so I showed up at 4pm and ended up finishing 3rd. If they get 22 players for tomorrow I’ll be there.
I often do things in a very extreme fashion and have all my life. As mentioned, I was “living right” doing Bikram Yoga everyday, etc. but this last week, while I’ve been having a blast, I’ve kind of been living in the fast lane. I invited my friend Maria Ho to go see the new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show on Saturday, and somehow it ended up turning into a three night binge of “clubbing” with her and her friends. Haze, Marquee, and Bank, with dinners and drinks mixed in a long the way. I had a lot of fun, but that is definitely not the best way for me to prepare for a tournament! I have “rules” when it comes to playing tournaments, and I definitely broke them this week. I’m not disappointed in myself to be honest, I just felt like going out.. so I did.
Today I’m being a good boy vegging on the couch watching some NHL Hockey. I started betting again this November and have done pretty well so far. I rarely every lay a price on any game, and I’ve been hitting a lot of underdogs pretty consistently:
November: 11-8 +4.93 units
December: 5-2 +4.25 units
Total: 16-10 +9.18 units There is no chance I can keep up that pace all season, but I do think I can pick in the 50% range, and since I’m always being laid odds as opposed to laying a price, that will be a good result by the end of the year. If you feel like gambling on some hockey, I tweet my picks before the games when I do bet @realkidpoker. I finally made the switch from Blackberry to IPhone, but sadly, I’m with Sprint and it doesn’t look like that company is capable yet of hosting the product. I’m dropping calls habitually, texts barely go through, and the 3G network connection fails me regularly here in Las Vegas. I think I’m going to be forced to switch providers, and after doing some research it looks like Verizon is going to win my business. I’m going to be heading to Toronto for Christmas, and I’m likely going to take in a Leafs game on the 17th, 19th, and 22nd, while also playing in the Sunday Million on PokerStars.com with a ridiculously big 10th anniversary guarantee. After that, the only thing I’m looking to plan is NYE this year, likely in Vegas again, and then it’s off to the PCA, with hopefully, renewed focus and determination for a better 2012.