Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ode to Cayne

The itch is getting harder to scratch.

I played back to back nights at the local card room this week, both times not getting anywhere close to the final table. In the first game I lost a couple small pots then shoved KJo from the BB after a bunch of limpers only to get called by UTG's AJ.

The next night was the double stack game, and after 4 previous unsuccessful attempts, I was able to get Cayne and Joshua to join me. I was assigned a different table so we weren't able to donk it up together.

I lasted about 6 levels before finally having to shove 2nd pair in the BB only to lose to runner-runner. At least I wasn't the first one out. Cayne was still alive, so I played some Pai Gow until he busted.

Fortunately for him, whatever mojo or voodoo he conjured up to win the Mookie the night before was still in full effect, and wouldn't you know it, the bastard took the whole thing down for just over $600. And, in a gracious gesture, he refunded Joshua and I our buyins back to us. I guess those cigarettes he was puffing on during the breaks were of the wacky tobaccy kind.

In all seriousness, it was great to see a fellow blogger and an overall good guy take down the tournament on his first fucking try. In fact, it was a bit inspirational. My tournament game has been shit the past couple of months. I'm playing aggressive in all the wrong spots, and not paying enough attention to reads. I know I can play better. I know this because if Cayne can win it all in his first try, then I can surely win it too.

Anyways, congrats to Cayne on his first live MTT win (as live as a 3-table MTT in the world's smallest casino can be). And a thank you as well, for being an inspiration to me. If he can do it, then anybody can!


At October 20, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

"My tournament game has been shit the past couple of months."

Don't be too hard on yourself. Tournaments go in streaks (as I'm sure you know), even moreso than cash games.

At October 20, 2008 at 4:58 PM, Blogger RaisingCayne said...

"If he can do it, then anybody can!" ???

Ummm... thanks.(!?!?)

You know, jealousy's a weak emotion Matt! :-) And envy really doesn't look good on you man. :-)

In all seriousness, I am glad I could provide some inspiration... even if it's of the "if HE can, then ANYone can" variety! Good luck going forward!


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