Oh yeah, out of the way first...last night I managed to take down my 3rd 50-60 runner bar poker tourney in my last seven attempts at a particular juke joint (with one 2nd place, to boot). The most minor brag ever, but it felt good being able to have such a good read on one particular aggressive player that...every time he'd chip up against others, I would immediately take them from him. He was raising most hands in mid to late position with ATC, and was C-betting every flop, and most every turn, whether the board hit him or not. In most cases, he would whiff, and I was able to call these obvious c-bets and then push him out on the river with 1/3 to 1/2 pot bets, more than once with nothing more than 2nd or 3rd pair and a good kicker.
Eventually, he pulled this move in a hand where I'd flopped two overs and nut flush draw, and when the A came on the turn and he overshoved, I knew my top pair was likely good, and had a hell of a re-draw. Turns out he was drawing to a gutshot, and he was drawing near dead.
To him, I say, "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!" (Actually, I respect his play quite a bit. Most of the table ended up becoming extremely weak/tight as a result, but being able to take advantage of his aggro style by being on his left and having a good read on a decent player just felt so goot.)
Anyway, to more current events:
Tonight is another edition of the Bodog Poker Blogger Tournament Series. In fact, I believe tonight marks the halfway point in our journey to win a World Series Main Event seat to play with Team Bodog 2008. Join up and challenge other Poker Bloggers each Tuesday in our Bodog Poker Room and live to tell about it. Earn points and work your way up the Tournament Leader Board for a spot in the final tournament for your chance to win a $12,000 World Series of Poker* prize package and be a part of Team Bodog 2008.
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Not only are there bounties, $Ts overlays, and lots of juicy goodness, but there's also Buddy Dank radio! Tune in, tune in!
In addition, tonight is also Chad's Blogger Skillz Series. Tonight we're playing Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, and believe me, over half the field have disabled their fold buttons for this one, no doubt. If a bloggers got a 568T one suited, they'll be calling 3-bets preflop, and quartering the low with with the dude playing 54 low whose 4 was counterfeited.
Lawdy grant me strength as I try to improve upon my 2nd place Razz finish last week. And please, for one night, let me run like Antonius.
See you there!