Ornate Push




Friday, January 23, 2009

Play goot, run not so goot

Played OK last night, ran bad. Was never allin as worse than a 50-50 but everyone else got there and I didn't. Called it a night early when I got allin on a K-9-3 rainbow flop with KQ and the slightly shorter stacked BB called with K8 - the 8 on the turn was a sign to stop :)
It may have done me a favour in the long run though as I caught up on a bit of sleep and should be much the better for it when I play this weekend.

I didn't deserve to win anything last night anyway, I have bad karma for laughing so much at the guy we've got with us on work placement until June. He's done 2 years of an IT degree and doesn't know how to reformat dates. Actually he doesn't know anything. At first I thought they just didn't teach him much but he's not listening to the things we tell him either. Even googleing "reformat date with .Net" seems to be a stretch. We get a lot of laughs out of it but I do feel a bit cruel about it sometimes, I have to claim I was being cruel to be kind.

There's a live Jersey game at a local bar tonight, can't decide whether to go or not. It would be nice to play live again but somehow I feel like I'm being shafted when I'm paying rake & having to deal for myself. That is more to do with me hating dealing than anything though I guess.


Blogger Justin 'AnteVirus' Thorne said...

Don't feel shafted mate.

I paid for the five WPT tables, the 1000 casino quality tournament chips, the six decks of KEM cards, the 1000 cash game chips, I'm there an hour early to pull the tables up from the basement, set-up the game, I paid for the tournament software on the laptop I risk getting a pint spilled on every night, I also spend most days encouraging the 40-50 people who turn up for the games to actually come.

People turn up five minutes before kick-off, leave as soon as they either win or lose, whilst I spend an hour packing everything away again. I get in about 2am... win or lose.

And I get £2 off everyone for the privilege.

And you feel shafted?

It's all about perspective.

I'd feel the same way if it was a 'house' taking a rake and asking you to self-deal. But it's a notfor profit poker club and the rake you pay relative to the pot your playing for is miniscule.

4:07 pm  
Blogger TanOrpheus said...

Sorry mate, didnt cross my mind to think about all the time and effort you put into it. Keep it up ! One day I'll get used to self dealing after some more practice so I won't hate it so much !

4:13 pm  
Blogger Justin 'AnteVirus' Thorne said...

Ah don't worry mate, it's a conversation I've had a lot lately.

I think the internet spoils us in terms of poker but I just love the live game so much it's worth the effort.

I'd love to have dealers, but even paying min wage, the club would make a loss... as you know, the casinos hate poker because it doesn't pay (anyone other than the players) - they would much prefer to use the space for slots or craps... where the house wins!

I've had my rant now! So will go back in my cage!

Love the blog by the way.

4:41 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Contact Details

Yahoo IM : TanOrpheus



Ornate - adj. 1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented. 2. Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner;

Push - 1. To exert outward pressure or force against something. 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward. 3. To expend great or vigorous effort.

Ornate Push - The messy ramblings of a troubled poker player and tilted mind.


July 2005 August 2005 September 2005 October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006 July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 October 2010 November 2010 March 2011 July 2011

Powered By