Draining The Reservoir of Luck

Sunday, August 29th, 2004, 9:47 pm

I got busted out of the Monty Memorial 60th out of 77. Being exhausted and moderately drunk didn’t help matters. No, I wasn’t drunk, just had a few at our volleyball picnic. I played appalling poker. I won one hand, a big one–I had pocket 7s and flopped quads. I managed to get dankhank to go all in with his pocket aces and increased my chip stack to over $2400. I then proceeded to piss it all away with limps that got re-raised and absurd bets. I had A5, flopped an ace, bet, and when I was re-raised had to fold. I managed to lose about $1000 without getting past the flop before I made what can only be called a totally stupid play. I had 6-5 in the big blind, the flop came J-8-5, and I check-raised dankhank all in. Sure enough, he had AJ and knocked me out, gettin revenge for my quads cracking his aces.

I played like garbage, and I’m mad at myself. But I have the excuse that I played some poker with my buddies at the lake this weekend and won just about every game we played. I had absurd luck, though I played a few good hands as well. Of course a writeup is on the way, but I have to lick my wounds from tonight first. It was a long goddam weekend, and this just made it a bit longer, a bit darker.

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2 Responses to “Draining The Reservoir of Luck”

  1. doubleas Says:

    I gave you some money on the quad hand…I had a middle pocket pair and raised the flop with apparently the worst hand.

    Sorry about the KQ v. AQ suckout.

    See you at the next one.

  2. Chad Says:

    I don’t even know if we played a hand against each other the whole time at the opening table, and even if we did, everything moved so damn fast that there’s no way I’d remember what happened. So, yeah, I can’t comment on your play.

    For what it’s worth, I think I played mediocre at best, and finished 16th. It was pretty much a crapshoot with nobody really being 10x BB much after the 4th round.

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