It's Monday morning. What more really needs to be said?
Actually, a lot. It's been a good few days on all fronts:
Cashed in two out of three FullTilt 180 person SnGs. At the $2 level, these play a lot like freerolls, so making it to the money is (in my mind) an accomplishment.
Busted out of the live freeroll on Saturday, but I'd only done one $20 add-on. I didn't have enough to push out a smaller pair with my K K, and lost to a set. I can't complain; she was right to be in the hand, and at least I didn't get busted by Q 2 or similar crap this week.
I went to $2/$4 limit. I got half the add-on back and was increasing my stack when they broke the table because they needed the dealer for a big tournament. No more cash tables open so I was done for the day.
My on-line cash game of choice the last few days has been 5-Card-Draw. Its the game I learned to play as a child, and the action on-line is very good. 7 of 9 sessions have been +ROI and the overall net is well positive.
I've also found it humorous. I've seen donkey plays in Hold-Em, but they just seem more blatant in draw. TWICE, in just two days I've seen a player call a RAISE, draw FOUR cards and then call a bet by a PAT hand. I nearly sprayed my monitor with coffee once because the showdown was right as I took a mouth full.
In other news:
I begin my new job on Wednesday evening. My state license came through, so I will be dealing poker at The Lodge at Belmont. It's not great pay, but it is great experience, and underemployed is better than unemployed!
The house is seeing activity, with a showing yesterday, an open house in a few weeks and we've seen a couple people stop and take brochures from the sign out front.
We're not out of the woods by any stretch, but at least we feel like we're pointed toward a clearing!
"Have Fun, Be Gracious, Keep Learning, Play Your Best and
Manage Your Finances. You will find Success in Poker and in Life!"