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Seattle Bound

T-minus 6 hours before I catch a cab to the airport. In that short span of time, I need to do about 8,000 things. This morning I've already received "reminders" from two co-workers about things that must be done. This is on top of some other work that has to be out today but also must be reviewed by a partner that is perpetually unavailable through no fault of his own. But hey, in T-minus 6 hours, I'll be on my way to Seattle.

I want to thank Chipper and TripJax for their kind comments. Reading my post, I realize that I may've sounded so fed up with poker that one would think that I was going to stop playing and blogging. Not so, good reader. I was just trying to explain recent feelings that the urgency I once had is gone. Lately, online poker has been more of an afterthought.

With that in mind, I played at Gaming Club last night in pursuit of my PSO bonus and a bankroll pick-me-up. Variance came into play...but this time, it was on my side! I played 1/2 and won with overpairs (JJ 2x, QQ once, AA once) left and right. I raised with 33 and hit a set. I was on a roll so I played the 38 special and flopped a set of 3s. One player, a particular whipping boy for the session, typed, "your pre-flop play is horrible!" after my 38 beat him. My response, "yep. your post-flop play is horrible too." The difference was, his post flop play costs him $. My pre-flop disguised my hand and took down a huge pot.

That was how it went. I hit big cards and won. I even won with the Snowmen (88) after a KQ7/A/9 board, betting the whole way and being called down by some yahoo who I can only guess had 78s or maybe 66. Nothing else makes sense.

The results: +$50. My bankroll is officially over $200 again. Good too, because I was playing above my bankroll at 1/2, which is utterly pathetic. Luck helped, but I also maximized the profit on my big hands, something I think I excel at.

Tonight, hopefully I'll be playing in Seattle. Be good to each other.

[insert movie quote here]

posted by Jordan @ 9:19 AM,


At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeping with the Seattle theme, and inserting movie quote here, I offer...

"Poker is hard enough without bringing such low expectations into it."

Sleepless In Seattle (Poker is really marriage in the movie)

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey dude! Where are you planning on playing in SeaTown?

Are you staying near the airport? If so, there's plenty of action near by.

Otherwise, check out for a near complete list of card rooms. If you had time, I'd suggest one of the Indian casinos, such as Muckleshoot (which is south) or even Tulalip. Way north,the largest poker room in the state)

At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did you find anything good in Seattle?

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shoulda read these comments while I was there. But fear not. I'm one resourceful mofo. I ended up at a shit-hole casino called the Golden Nugget, where they had 3/6 spread. I left up $23, after peaking near +$120 before going card dead. That said, I had an awesome time. I'll post about it later hopefully. I'm uber busy.

Quote of the trip:

When asked if I wanted to open a comp card at the Casino, I replied, "Dude, this is my first time in Seattle....and my last." In all truth though, I had a great time, so nothing but time, money, and better vacations are holding me back.


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