All for show?
I took a break from the poker to watch football for most of Sunday until it was time for the Bloggerment game on Stars.Congrats to Matty H for taking it down and to Lousaban and Pokermunkey for making such a good game of it.
27 runners was a good turnout but we missed our Belgian and US/Canadian friends! Hopefully we'll catch you at the virtual felt again next Sunday.
I finished 5th last night after reraising Pokermunkey's bet with my AKs and going out to Queens ( again!)when my AK failed to improve.I enjoyed the game and the chat as usual and look forward to doing it all again next Sunday.
I had a bit of fun going with Cell1919 on Friday night after I raised him off a hand preflop and then did the same again postflop a couple of hands later.I didn't show or tell him my holding and wondered afterwards if I'd been a bit mean,afterall it's a fun blogger game and not the WSOP.
Since I began this blog I've been happy to post the in and outs of my game and give away my thinking on hands I post,as I never expected to be playing poker with any readers.Actually,I just never expected to have any readers!
I'm not daft or vain enough to think that my fellow bloggerment players are studying my posts for clues to my playing style.I'm happy to share my limited knowledge for the game here or on forums such as RTR, although I'm not sure I want to show any uncalled hands at the tables and give others any additional information, especially if I'm mixing up my game a little.
I did show one hand last night after it was folded round to me and I raised Bluescouses big blind all in with my K5.There were almost 500 chips in the pot preflop and I reckoned he could only call my bet with a fairly tight range.Ed may seem a bit of a wild player and may well raise with wider range than most, ( and then call any bet if he feels priced in) but I didn't expect him to call unless he really had something.
Mind you I felt mean after not showing Cell that hand last week and then hoped Ed wouldn't think I was being a dick raising him all in with a hand like K5 and showing afterwards.Part of the reason for showing was that Ed had tried to goad me into revealing any info on the hand in the chatbox and I'd kept totally silent for fear of giving him something to go on, so I knew he was itching to know.
Anyways after the Bloggerment my cousin popped over and watched as I played an 18 player,$16 turbo on Stars with the S-man.I managed 2nd place after managing to come back from under 500 chips just after the bubble burst.
Thanks to Kenn for the encouraging comment re using my roll to step up a level at Mtt's.Mtt's are the weakest part of my game though and although it's tempting to take a shot at a few $25/$50 ish ones with fewer runners than the $5-$11 games,I reckon I'd be dead money most of the time.I've just read Kenns latest post where he writes about the $3.3k Mtt score he's just taken down!Congrats mate. It's always great to see another blogger win a nice score.
Ok,poker tonight,Rangers game tomorrow night and possibly even a live game later in the week.
Oh and during the bloggerment Mr Bluescouse made a comment along the lines of "well who wouldn't want to live in Wales?" and I replied "John Redwood".Thanks to the wonders of youtube anyone didn't know what I was on about and who wants to see the then Conservative Minister for Wales attempting to sing along to the Welsh National anthem can now click on the link below..