Is it ever guna freakin end??
Well, well guess who decided to play some poker? I can always count on Commerce tournaments to provide a big enough turn out to make the event worth playing. The $1500 main event drew over 300 plus people, and first place was a little over $170,000. The structure gave a fair amount of play as rounds were an hour long and blinds started at 25-50 with a starting stack of 3500. I think it was only 2 hours after the tournament started when I surveyed the room to find that we had already lost 12 tables that I thought to myself, what the heck are these people doing with their chips? I soon found out when my table broke as well, where all the chips went. At the beginning of the fourth round with blinds at 100-200, someone came to my new table with 100,000 + in chips. Pretty freakin ridiculous. Everyone at the table next to us, turned to the rest of the people at my table and mouthed "Good Luck!", but I was sitting there loving the thought of doubling up over and over and over again off this guy! I wish it worked out that way but I ran head first into some bullshit. It was after the dinner break, and we were in round 6 with the blinds at 200-400 and $50 dollar antes, and I found myself short stacked with about 6500 or so in chips with 8 tables remaining. Someone in early position raised and made it 1600 to go, the person to my left smooth called the raise, I look down and see the ! This was the oppportunity I was waiting for, this would put me in a hell of a lot better shape if I can double up and I had been pretty card dead all tourney. I pushed all-in, the original raiser folded and the second guy thought for a few minutes and risking 65-75 percent of his stack called me with . The flop came down , the turn a and the river was what else but the . That was it, all she wrote. I just can't seem to get my hands to hold up in these spots when it really matters, and when a great opportunity presents itself, the cards don't break my way and I just can't shake the bad run I am having. I was so incredibly frustrated all I did was walk away. Usually I say "Good luck" to the rest of the players especially since I usually find myself at a table with peole I know and am friendly with, but I couldn't bring myself to utter the usual formalities. I went downstairs and tried to find the compusure I was lacking, but it just doesn't always get that much easier to deal with like you had hoped it would. There are times when I bust out and can totally shrug it off and chalk it up to another "that's poker" cliche, but this time I really wanted to scream. Oh well, there's always next time. ARGGHHHHH!!!!!
Anyhow, they have been spreading some big limit games at Commerce the last couple weeks, and cash games have been good for me, so I can't complain too much. Other than that, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and my sister and I will be making Thanksgiving Dinner for our parents like we have been for the past three years. Did I mention my sister is older, and extremely bossy in the kitchen? Yeah, lots of fun! But really, I enjoy cooking and I like our newly established tradition because if not, we would never have turkey in our house for Thanksgiving, it would be Chinese food all day, everyday.
Lastly, I just wanted to say thanks again to all those who continue to support and read this little blog of mine, all the comments and feedback is appreciated. I wish I got your name, you know who you are! The guy from Commerce, who told me three times already to update! Thanks!
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