Monday, November 27th, 2006, 1:00 am

I decided to play in tonight’s WPBT HORSE tournament on a whim. I figured, quite correctly, that I was totally overmatched playing against the cream of bloggerdom in a mixed-game limit tournament. So, what happened? I took second. I am flabbergasted, gobsmacked, whamboozled.

How did I do this? Well, as I told everyone very early on after I made a severely donkified play in Razz, I planned on getting Sick Lucky. And that’s exactly how it went down. I played very tight. When I had a hand, I was very aggressive. And when I had a hand, and played it aggressively, I nearly always got there in the end. Sick Lucky.

I should’ve been out early on but hit a freakish hand against Pauly to double up. And then I blundered into a few more nice pots to build up a stack big enough to get me into the money. And I do mean blundered. A couple of times I had to squint at the screen to figure out what the hell I had. Need to brush up on my split-pot games.

Cracknaces (don’t know your URL, apologies) had me by about 2.5/1 when we were heads-up, but after we exchanged Hammer blows on consecutive hands I made my fatal error. I wussed out when I flopped bottom pair and didn’t bet out on the turn. He hit a ten and made me pay for my inertia. And after than he wasted little time polishing me off.

I actually thought about unregistering right before the tournament started. Looking over the list of players it seemed extremely -EV, and I’m naturally depressed about the continuing Steeler fiasco. But I felt Sick Lucky. And for a few days I can fool myself into thinking I know what the hell I’m doing.

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2 Responses to “Horse-tacular!”

  1. Pauly Says:

    As always, it’s a pleasure to play with you! Nice take down sir.

  2. Jeff Says:

    Sorry about your Steelers (well not really as I am a Bengals fan), but at least you won the Super Bowl last year, which is more than my lowly Bengals have ever done. I would have really liked to see your Steelers beat the Ravens for divisional reasons though. oh and BTW…I love your blog…excellent prose!!! Kepp up the good work, and take care

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