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SNG Challenging

A slow start for yours truly. It wasn't lack of play, but rather lack of good play that has dealt me my first blow in the SNG challenge. After playing three 6-person SNGs, I was 0 for 3. I later met up with GCox in a 10-person SNG, where I scrambled my way to third, for a $10 win. Put it all together and you have 22$ in fees and $10 in winnings for a net value of...-12$.

Being down $12 just gave me an idea. If I can just win one $10 SNG...This is the thinking that gets you (read: me) into trouble. Back to the $5 later. Slow and steady.

As for my 3rd place win, GCox also placed. I'm not sure if he placed 1st or 2nd, because after I lose, if I'm not playing again, I like to get the hell off the computer as soon as possible. I'm hoping he won it, but the SNG challenge would be easier if he hit 2nd. Regardless, I know GCox had a helluva night with several wins in the Challenge. DNasty kept me company with 3 losses, but I think he may've followed it up with a win. I think Trip and Steeler placed in tourneys as well, but my memory was pretty hazy at the end of the night. Kipper was off of my radar last night, but good luck to him as well.

While playing the Challenge in the same room as GCox, this thought occurred to me: "I would benefit in the Challenge if GCox loses." Too bad for me GCox wouldn't comply. Thanks for nothing GCox.

So, there you have it. -$12. A sad case, really, but the game is still very early, and I've come back from worse. My real problem is adjusting my strategy to the level of play (higher than other sites) and the SNGs themselves. Up until the challenge I was focusing more on limit.

Check out the other challengers. I've added a new section for their links specifically on the right. Thanks for reading.

Poker on.

posted by Jordan @ 1:53 PM,


At 2:46 PM, Blogger GaryC said...

It wasn't nothing personal, brother.

I lucked out after you went out with the hammer. I picked up a few pots and then got K-K in the big blind. They held up.

You gotta post earlier, man, I've been back and forth all day looking for your update.

See you tonight.


At 3:26 PM, Blogger STeelerJosh said...

Way to wield the hammer Jordan! Its use in a power move such as an all-in is often rewarded by the poker gods. Sorry to hear about the slow start, but I am sure it will become a much closer race in the end. Gary is on fire out of the gate, I am looking forward to sitting down with him and seeing if he can ignite me!

It was fun to watch you both on the same table last night, the first of many I hope.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

No rest for the weary. I was in court all morning, sitting on my ass. That's the joy of being a lawyer. My apology to GCox and all readers out there. If nothing else, I am a big fan and proponent of early and often updates.

And now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

As for playing at the same table, its a real trip. I hope to play a game with each of the Challengers, as it allows me to concentrate on my game while enjoying the company and play of my fellow bloggers. The fact that GCox and I made it to the final three out of 10 is just a testament to the power of blogging.

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Kipper said...

I find myself playing a little better if I know some of you eRailwatching my play. If that makes any sense. Although when I was in the final 3 of my SnG I did play a little reckless. But I have been known to take a few risky plays/hands.

At 8:34 PM, Blogger High Plains Drifter said...

"Statham" from UB, checking in. I like the SnG challenge thing. Good luck, y'all!

At 8:55 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Thanks High Plains! Stratham found me while playing in an SNG last night. It was a real trip to have a reader meet up with me at a table. I'm sure he can attest to the good time we all had putting a player on tilt.


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