Shine on you Crazy Diamond
I was saddened today to hear that Syd Barrett,founder of The Pink Floyd,has died aged 60 from complications related to diabetes.He was the "crazy diamond" referred to in the song of the same name and the man who started it all before dropping out of the spotlight due to mental health issues ,probably caused by heavy lsd use.RIP Syd.
I didn't have much joy at the tables last night, which was my own fault for playing when I was so tired after late nights at the weekend.Oh I did have one minor moment of triumph when I came back from 67 chips at a $5 sng ( blinds 400/600) and came 3rd when my comeback luck finally faded but that was it.
If I'd been feeling sensible I'd have gone to bed after that ( around midnight) ,but nobody that knows me could ever accuse me of being too sensible,so I hit up a £25 6 max table at Inter.I lost an early gamble early on when I called a tilty players £12 all in,with me holding A10 soooted v his 99.Even being willing to take a gamble like that should have told me I wasn't in the right mood to play but I stumbled on and lost the rest of my buy-in on a bluff gone wrong.( I was 52% v 48% dog in the A10 V 99 match-up)
On the bluff hand I'd called a typical preflop raise ( can't even remember what I had!) and missed the flop.When the original preflop raiser bet out instead of folding I decided to call and try and take it away from him on a later street.The flop was Jack high and the way the betting was going it was obvious he had a high premium pair of some sort.When another Jack came on the river I decided the villan would be worried I'd made my set and reraised his bet,only have him insta-call with QQ.
Part of the problem was that I was new to the table and hadn't established the right table image for a move like that.They'd just seen me call an all in with A10 afterall so I can't have had the tight image I usually use to steal.I also had no idea whether or not the villan was capable of laying down a hand like QQ on a that kind of board because table image/how the board reads isn't relevant if the villan isn't paying attention.
I did at least see sense and went straight to bed after that hand,waking up early enough to take my car exhuast in to get looked at.I'd budgeted on a £250 repair and nearly fell off my seat when they called me to say I was looking at £680 as the whole exhaust apart from the Cat needed replaced.I've had other quotes of £580 and will be seeking a second opinion but it's getting noisier and nosier and I can't wait much longer to get it done.
I'm off to E-bay the dog....