Tourneys N Table talk
Thanks for the comment Garyc.I tried and failed to reset my Royal Vegas password last night but I'll get it sorted tonight and we will get this tourney on!
Oh and no worries Veneno I'll leave the high stakes nl stuff to Sir Waffle!
Looks like the prey in the bounty hunt wont be playing but the main plan of getting a few UK/US bloggers together is still good. Juice and The Edge suggested this Sunday which would be fine by me.A $5 sng seems the best option.More for fun and bragging rights than any money.
Anytime Sunday should be ok with me.Our clocks go back an hour at 2am this Sunday so we'll need to remember that when setting the time.Any preferences?
I'll need to sharpen up though.I played a 50c nl tourney with Juice last night and assumed it would be a loose all in kind of game and bombed out first after my AQ hit an A on the flop and I called an all in.Thought I may be behind to 2 pair but a set of fours saw me off.I'd expected a quick all in type game but with pride at stake it took a lot longer than I expected.
Maybe I lost a bit of my enthusisiam when I spotted a .15-.30 6 max nl table with a $12 average pot and 67% seeing the flop.Bought in for $30 and soon worked it up to $40.How could anyone lose long term with those table stats? A table orbit costs 45c.If you went 20 orbits of the table and never played a hand it would cost $9. Ok variance can kick in but logic says that you will get the best hand on average once every 6 hands so even allowing for variance and swings of luck a patient player must be able to make money and that doesn't take into account making any fancy moves.No need to be any good.Just play patient ABC poker.
All was going well until Juice joined the chat and started on about my blog and how an "nl specialist" bombed out the wee tourney we had played.Now there's no way anyone at the levels I play at is a specialist let alone me but I don't want the competition at my table to know anything about me.That was part of the reason I chose Zagga as a username at most sites.Anagram of Gazza ( my nickname and fav footballer) but also annonymous.I don't even include my birthdate or any info on my Pokerroom profile.Information is power in poker and I aint giving any free!
Weird that I'm happy to chat away at the .25 limit table but to me thats just a bit of fun and the cards and luck seem to play a bigger part than nl.( Probably because I don't know what I'm doing!)
When I go to nl and my stack could be on the line at anytime I need to be in my poker zone and concentrating on the table and players.That's not to say I wont be happy to chat at all but preferably not about poker skills or blogs! I would love to be able to read any blog my opponents write.What an insight that would be.Roll on Sunday!
Thats why I was talking down your tourney win the other night Juice.I didn't want the table we were at to get any idea of the level of your play.
Even Mr Edge writing about PO watching the game made me wince.Maybe they wouldn't know what PO ( poker office) is but I wouldn't want any of the enemy knowing any info about any tools I use to help my game.
Maybe I'm just paranoid!
Labrokes bankroll is at $266 and Mark will be up tonight for our weekly Playstation fest so may not get any poker played.I did play the laddys raked hand freeroll last night and may try and squeeze that in tonight if I've qualified.
Please leave me a comment if you're up for the private sng at Royal Vegas.Mr Edge has a link on his site which pays a $10 bonus just for signing up so that would cover the entry fee.All bloggers and any readers ( are there any?!lol) welcome.Lets make it happen..