Monday, February 20, 2006

Ohio Mike rides again

morning all....things have taken a turn for the better in my poker world....after hitting a low of $50 in the poker bankroll on UB, I'm happy to report that I'm hovering around $300 now. Been doing well at the $1/2 and $2/4 limit tables for a change. Playing tight and only chasing when the pot odds dictate the play has helped build the bankroll again. Hopefully the rest of the month will continue with the build and I can get on a roll again. Time will tell.

Last night NBC announced that Jerome Bettis would be working as a sideline reporter during the games...that's pretty cool to see. He's always been very articulate and knowledgeable about the game...will have to see how he does.

Not much other dad was down for part of the weekend to help me drop the ceiling in the basement. I finished up most of it yesterday after making two trips to Lowe's for supplies. Just need to cut a few panels down for the edges and then put the panels around the box we made for the window...should go pretty quickly tonight and we can put the basement back together. I have to admit, the dropped ceiling makes the basement look so much more pipes and heating it a much cleaner look.

time to get some work done...ttfn.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Slacker me a posts for over a week. Having the poker gods repeatedly kicking me in the junk for the past 6 weeks has me pretty dispondent as far as writing anything...My online bankroll is under $100 for the first time since October and I'm reduced to playing $5 SnG tourneys and $20 buy-ins at the $0.25/0.50 NL tables...sigh.

Was hoping to rebuild the bankroll after working some charity casino events for $140 over Super Bowl weekend.....


wow...where did that come another person took control of the keyboard when I typed Super Bowl...


heck...there it is again...interesting....

anyway, was hoping to seed the bankroll, but the kindly state trooper felt the need to cite me for 71 in a 55 and a resulting $120 in much for the poker bankroll. At least the family account didn't take the hit.

Here's a bad beat for y'all to show how my luck has been running....

I get AA in early position at a .25/.50 table....I've worked my $20 up to $35 with some tight play and my raises were getting respected. I raise to $2 and get one caller in late position. flop comes A-3-7 rainbow and I toss $3 into a $4.75 pot. Other player comes over the top for $ I have top set and there is no flush or real straight draw here, so I put him on AK or 33 or 77 for the smaller set....all of which I crush at this point, so I go all in knowing I have the best hand and he's drawing almost dead here...I have him covered by about $5 and he instacalls my all in.....with a set of 7s....I gleefully watch the blank on the turn and then double over in agony as the poker gods see fit to deliver a sledgehammer blow to my junk with the case 7 hitting the river giving the dude quads to my full boat. He gleefully types 'sucker' in the chat box amid a chorus of OMG and holly crap comments from the rest of the players. I'm sure he thinks he's a great player.....but he's stacking the money and I'm dry heaving in the trash can.

I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things on the tables here soon...otherwise the summer blogger event is in dire jeopardy for me, as I can't afford to use family money with us house hunting and all. Hopefully some more dealer events will pop up soon and I can get back into the swing of things soon.

Headed to Chicago for the week...may try and hit a casino in the area depending on what the rest of the audit team wants to do. I think there is a Harrah's casino property in East Chicago, IN that is only about 20 minutes from downtown. Who knows, maybe I'll have some luck with live play over the damn internet.

Hope everyone is doing well...ttfn.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Quick update

Fighting a head cold right now, so blog update may be influenced by medication...

Poker has been relegated to the 0.25/.50 NL tables on Allin Poker for the last week...they gave me $20 after answering some survey questions and I've been able to turn it into about $90 over the last few days...will be interesting on how large I can turn it into....maybe I'll be the next headline like Jesus Ferguson, who took $1 and turned it into $20,000 online (listening to the pod cast right now at cool). Very interesting listen, highly recommend to anyone out there.

Looking at some more houses tomorrow, will see what happens.

Gotta run...ttfn.