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I also called up Corey Perry and Raffi Torres up to the team. As it was a day of multi-tasking for me, I also decided to play an online tournament at the same time. I could use the practice, as most of you can see I haven’t played much poker lately… calling all challengers!!!!! 🙂 I got lucky on my first double up calling a raise with Qh Jh and hitting a flop of Kh-10-3. My opponent bet the flop and I moved in. He called with K-Q and I hit the 9h on the turn and an ace on the river. I hit the straight twice. From there I played a few coin flip situations. The first one I raised from late position with Ad Kd and the big blind moved all with Qc Qs- I called. The flop came Qd Jd 6d giving me the nut flush and my opponent top set. The turn was a Q giving him quads and I was thinking, “Will my first ever royal flush be up against quads?” Nope. The nest hand I played was Qh Qs and again the big blind moved all in on me. I called, and he had Kc Ks. This time the flop came Ac 10c 3c giving me one out in the deck. The turn was the Qc! Now I needed the board to pair but it wasn’t meant to be. To stay afloat I took advantage of a weak player on my right, making this same play a few times: He limped for 400 from the SB and I checked with Jd 8h. The flop came 10d 7d 7c. He bet 400 and I called. The turn came another 10 and he bet 400 again. I didn’t think he had any of that, but rather than raise him now I wanted to see what he’d do on the river so I just called. The river was the Qs and he bet 400 again! “No way this guy has a full house,” I thought, and raised him 2000 more. He thought for a few seconds and mucked. I did that same thing to him like three times! With over 3000 players in the event I was able to make the money, but lost the key hands that I needed to win to make a run at it. I think I played “ok”, but frankly, I wasn’t exactly too focused on giving it my absolute best. Not with the fantasy football and fantasy hockey stuff I was working on. So now I’m left with one sweat on the day, my football game. I’m down 80.76 to 77.41 with five minutes left in the third quarter. It’s going to be close, but I like my chances. Later tonight I think Lori and I are going to check out a move that I’m excited to see. It’s called Two for the Money and it’s all about sports betting and stuff like that which is right up my alley. Anyway, back to the game…]]>