So I had written this nice long blog and then, freakin stupid me, I guess my login timed out and when I tried to save it, I ended up erasing it. Just great! So I am going to try to recreate my blog from memory now, bah!
Lately I have been pretty MIA from Commerce, but I have still been getting plenty of poker playing time in. Where you ask? Well, I took a little trip down to San Deigo which is not only where I attended college, but it is also where my sister, Judy, lives and goes to grad school. In addition to that my sister also does a lot of modeling and acting, and her latest gig is in the musical The King and I which opened this past weekend down there, so naturally I went to watch her. I ended up heading down there a few days early, and how could I possibly pass up the opportunity to play at Oceans Eleven, the main card room I used to frequent when I first started playing poker in college. The tall tales of the legendary action lately spewing from Oceans have made its way up to my ear all the way in Los Angeles, so being the 'see it for yourself' kinda girl I had to go and check things out and corroborate some hearsay. It was so great just to be back in my old stomping grounds, and seeing all the familiar faces of the people I used to play with, trade quips with, and stack chips from. I haven't been back there since I graduated, which was almost a year ago, and a wave of serious nostalgia washed over me, as memories of grinding and working my way up the limit ladder over there came flooding back. Oh yeah, if you are wondering if all the stories I heard about the action there turned out to be true or not, lets just say I didn't leave there dissapointed or empty-handed for that matter.
Just got back up to L.A. late last night, and lately playing more has become more of a priority to me than it used to be. Overall, I have just been lacking the discipline for this game that I used to have, and I am trying hard to regain some of that back. Lately, I have felt that my limit hold 'em game has been getting stronger, and that things that I have come to understand about the game have been put to the test and in some ways I feel like I am relearning all those lessons all over again. Through the years I have never really wanted or had a poker mentor or coach, and although I have had the luxury of having the advice of some of the greatest pros in the world at my disposal, which I always welcome and appreciate, I always had the mentality of doing it on my own, and discovering all the little intricacies of this game on my own, through my experiences playing. However, I have recently had the opportunity to really watch and sweat a player whose game I have come to really respect, and one whose game I would want to incorporate into the one I have established and built for myself. I can really see this player elevating my limit game, so it will be really interesting to see how my game evolves in the next couple of months. (And if my game goes to shit, I will start naming names so we will all know who to blame! Just Kidding!) Stil going to be making some rounds on the tournament circuit, and just overall gearing up for the World Series madness which has seriously come around again so fast! I'm also not going to be so much of a stranger at Oceans Eleven, because the people are great, and the games are pretty damn juicy!
By the way, nice seeing you again Ted and good luck with no limit down there and come up and visit us at Commerce soon!
And Urkel, you still owe me one drunken night in the Rat Pack Lounge!
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