Friday, May 07, 2010

Filling up the Dead Air

So Big Al's BBT5 series is starting to round the corner into the homestretch, and there's been some really strong blogger players finding their way into the Tournament of Champions. Congrats to LJ for being the latest to join the list, having taken down this week's marathon Mookie. I seem to recall having bought a tiny % of LJ's action in the WSOP a couple of years ago, and while it was fun rooting her on, everything came up in tears that time around. Perhaps this time, things will be different.

Congrats also to the Black Widow for running really deep in the Stars SCOOP Lo Stud event the other day. I know coming up short of the final table always hurts...believe me, I've had far more of that than the alternative...but surviving 95% of the field in any kind of stud event inherently requires a ton of skill. And the ability to withstand the pain of stabbing oneself in the forehead repeatedly with a fork, but I digress....

I've played on SCOOP event so far, last week's $500k guarantee. Things started out fine, and I almost doubled up during the first hour, but all it took was one bad play in hour two to force me to scrape along the bottom for the next couple hours or so. I think I managed to outlast about 70% of the field, but came up well short of the money. And I took a decent stack post-bubble in the quarter-mil bingo donkament, and overplayed AQo. Results haven't been great lately, and I'm trying to make up for it by being too aggressive in less-than-optimal spots.

One SCOOP event is one more than the number of BBT5 events I've played, since Mookie night just doesn't work for me, I guess. But good luck to the rest of you trying to nail down one of the last TOC seats. I'd love to see this guy there. Not only do I respect his game, he's clearly one of the good guys.

Okay, enough for not...need to work on some long time catch up posts on the Good Doctor Mondo and my a lil' bit of music.

Good luck on the felt, ya'll.

Oh well, I'll keep trying to play one big session a week for now, as that's all I really have time for in my life these days.


SirFWALGMan said...

I think you messed up the link to my blog. :P. Lightbulb is a donk. He has a good shot at a seat.

lightning36 said...

Appreciate the shout out, Mondo. Unfortunately, my BBT success has been limited. I did win a bracelet package in the BBT freeroll two years ago, but haven't been able to get past bad beats or coin flips when I do go deep ever since.

And yes -- please do update us about your wife. I had been thinking about her recently because of my own family medical issues, which were nowhere near everything you had to deal with. She looked good in the last picture you posted (well -- as good as anyone can look wearing Rockies stuff).

I hope you are actually getting some time away from work. And what is the latest with the New Ben Franklins?

BWoP said...

Thanks Mondo!

There was some pretty tilt-inducing play at times during the SCOOP stud event, but I still had a fun time playing in it . . . (still a bit shocked that I typed that).