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The C in WCP

Hey all! Another fine day in the Hotel Pokerfornia. Such a lovely place. Such a lovely face.

I hate talking about losing, but that's what we do here in these blogs, so let's get to it. Last night saw me lose a $150+ hand in 1/2 NL, my 2nd try at that stakes. Overall, I lost $88 there, and recovered about $30 of it in various other games, for a net loss just south of $60. That, along with the loss from two days ago, almost wipes out my $120 win from Saturday night. Thankfully, I've mastered the art of rationalization, and instead of worrying about losing over $100 in two days, I can relax and enjoy the $20 I won in three days. You'd be surprised how helpful my ledger is for things like this.

How did you lose a $150 pot, Jordan? Glad you asked. Oh, and thanks for rubbing it in!

KK v. AA, that's how. Yeah, it sucks. Boo hoo hoo. I think I played it fairly well, too, all things considered. AA limped in EP and when I raised to $10 he flat called. I worried about an Ace coming down, but the flop was J39 with two clubs. I bet out and he called. The turn was a 3, pairing the flop. I bet out again, wanting to prevent a draw to the flush or straight, just in case. I get raised now, about 2x my bet, which was, quite honestly, a bit low. Well, I figure he is going for a steal sensing weakness (in a way, I was trying to induce this), but it could have also been that he held AJs or AJo and wanted to make his move here. I call, and the river is a third 3. My opponent pushes for $30 more, and since the pot is already so big, I pretty much have to call. He shows AA, and I look and feel like a tool.

Fortunately, I was already up $60 or so on that table, so I wasn't too much in the hole.

While scouring the web, I came upon a post from Wicked Chops Poker. They are basically sending out the rallying cry for links, and in doing so request links from A-listers, B-listers and C-listers. Sounds familiar? Yep, the albatross of On Blogs lives on. I'm not really complaining, though. Just like when I wrote it, the phenomenom of various layers of the blogosphere still exists. But the thing is, Wicked Chops made links for the terms A-, B-, and C-list...and I'm the C-list!!It's good being a C!

On that note, let me just say that I really like what the guys at WCP are doing. Their site is the best poker conglomerate site (and by that made-up term, I simply mean multiple contributors) that I know of. [Editor's Note: Of course, I mean "best conglomerate site" after Up for Poker, who, much like my wife, I obviously take for granted.] So, you've got a new link from a C-Lister, WCP. I have to clap for anyone actively whoring it up!

AC is just around the corner and I'm freaking giddy. My two recent losses have put me in a bit of a funky mindset, though. Hopefully, I'll be able to work it off tonight. If everything goes as planned, I'll be making my return to Genoa Club. I hope the place is still open. For those who don't know, Genoa is an underground club in the city, where I cashed in something like 5 out of the 7 tournaments I've played there. Usually, they only pay out the top 2 spots in a tourney that could be over 20 players, so cashing so consistently is a source of pride for me, and an indication of the poor players.

Now that I think about it, take that 5/7 stat and add my run in the two tournaments in AC a while ago, when I bubbled 9th/59 and took lowest money 5th/38 in one day, and suddenly I might actually be a live tournament specialist. I've had some success in the past, too. I am best when I'm playing against strangers, I think, in part, due to the fact that I can be merciless, and I'm there for the poker ONLY. In a couple of home games back in the day, where I knew virtually no one, I took 2nd out of 13 and 4th out of 22. Again, we have a small sample size, but the proof is in the Jello, and overall, I guess I've been fairly successful. Ooh, and don't forget about the single table chop at Taj the day after the 9th and 5th finishes. What' s obviously missing, though? More first place finishes (I had a few at Genoa). I need to work on that.

Sorry, folks, but that's all the drivel you get from me today. I've got work to do and an AC trip to dream about.

posted by Jordan @ 9:16 AM,

7 Comments:

At 11:58 AM, Blogger CJ said...

I'll pretend not to be offended that "Their site is the best poker conglomerate site (and by that made-up term, I simply mean multiple contributors) that I know of."

I'll just assume that means you don't know of Up For Poker. ;-)

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Oh yeah!! My bad, CJ! Without a doubt, Up for Poker tops the list. I should never take Up for Poker for granted.

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Meek said...

I don't see the A-list, B-list and C-list post you are referring.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Meek, it's the one titled One of These Things Isn't Like the Other. It's not about A- B- and C-list, but it mentions them.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger CJ said...

HAHAHA... I was totally kidding (in a totally not-kidding-my-ego-is-crushed kind of way ;-)

I think WCP is great too. They obviously spend more time on it then my little group of bloggers. But they don't have G-Rob's hair!

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous snake @ wicked chops said...

WCP can out-hair any poker blogger any day...and if a hair off is in order..so let it be.

btw, we use a post generator program some Swedes worked up for us that spews out our content ...its how we keep the steady content going. we're currently suing them for the garbage you see daily.

 
At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Matty Ebs said...

You gotta take me to this Genoa

 

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