Thursday, May 10, 2007

If You Don't Play Poker, But Have A Poker Blog..

Does anyone really care what you have to say?

I actually did play some poker last week, when a buddy was kind enough to transfer me some money. Didn't do so well. Lost both SnGs that I played to BS hands, like when I pushed A4 in the BB to a limped SB (blinds 200\400, my stack 2100), who calls with K3. I flop a 4, but that's no match for runner-runner 3s. GG me.

So, I take the rest of my measly bankroll to the PLO tables. First hand, I'm already in for the BB with 6644, and the flop comes AA6. Can't really get away from this, can I? I'm sure someone's got an A, so I have to dodge about 10 outs. Chips go in on the turn (I think it was an 8). Other dude has AK73. OK, I can handle a split pot. River is a K and I'm left with 50 cents. Awesome. I'm back to zero.

It dawned on me even moreso today, as I was going through my daily read, just how much of a broke-ass I am compared to most else. In a sea of lawyers and software engineers and whatever Fuel does to be rolling around in a Mercedes, this here 28 year-old HR Systems Admin sure feels small.

Anyways, after running through that transfer so quickly, the idea of building my bankroll from scratch is becoming less and less appealing, so I might have to go with another deposit and play from that. Unlike most of you though, that sadly involves me having to do some savings here and there, so it might be a while before I play again. My vacation wiped me dry, and with other things coming up, like car-repair and dental work, that deposit might have to wait.

I had to take a break from live-blogging the Mookie while Lost is still going. It doesn't start here in Seattle until the final table is usually underway, and I can't afford to miss any more of that show. I'll be back in a couple of weeks though. I think the screenshots were a success, although I wouldn't mind trying to find a way to make them better quality.

Between not actually having any bankroll to play online, and being Mookie's bitch live blogger, I'm reminded of the time when I was a freshman in high school. I tried out for the basketball team, and made it all the way to final cuts SOLELY on my jump shot. I've never been the athletic type, and I didn't really do anything else well (although I must admit, I was a pretty decent passer for a while), but I had a killer jump shot for a while. I got along with the coach really well, but even that wasn't enough to keep me on the team. But I wanted to be part of that team so much that I volunteered to be the stat-boy\waterboy for the team, just so I could hang around (and earn an athletic letter, even though I wasn't doing anything) and be part of the team. We ended up going 17-0 and winning the city championship, and I still proudly have that athletic letter.

OK, maybe not proudly.

Anyways, being the blogger for Mookie's game reminds me of that. I'm not really part of the poker blogger community in the sense that I'm taking down tourney after tourney, or playing hundreds of dollars per pot, or contributing with thought-provoking strategy posts. But I've gained a lot of knowledge and entertainment from the various blogs I keep up with, and until I'm ready to step back in and hang with everyone, I figure "why not step in and contribute elsewhere?" So I do the dirty work and act as the live blogger, because it's one of the few ways I can contribute right now.

Yes, that's me in a nutshell, the poker-blogger waterboy.

Added a couple more to the blogroll today. Instant Tragedy and RecessRampage are a couple of bloggers I just found out about. They've both been doing pretty well in the Mookie. Instant Tragedy admitted that he was a Browns and a Mavs fan, so at least we can share in a bit of a rivalry (me being a Steelers and Suns fan). Dr. Chako was also added; gotta represent the Seattle poker players (even though I've still yet to make it to a card room). And at Hoy's advice, I've added Julius Goat to the blogroll for his highly entertaining Lost recaps.

Till next time, folks.....


At May 11, 2007 at 12:15 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Matty, don't be surprised if I tell you that this NYC lawyer doesn't make enough to be rolling in the dough. Sad, but true. Keep up the good work, waterboy!

At May 12, 2007 at 4:59 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I just discovered your blog. Hope you can make it back to the tables soon.
Oh and btw, go Steelers baby!


At May 16, 2007 at 4:05 PM, Blogger DrChako said...

Thanks for the link up. I won't be at the Muckleshoot for a little bit because of my side business, but if you're in there, ask for The Doc. They all know me.


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