Well im glad to finally be eating normally again, and id even forgot that id bought ice cream and put it in the freezer. it was originally bought to eat when i couldnt eat much else. But i still need to go and get that thourogh cleaning done.
its not been good on the financial front though. am still only at $13 an hour, and still only in the $8600s. It's going to be a long struggle back to where i was, and i sure dont like not having the money to travel, (keeping me from good cities for poker such as Portland and St louis, places i want to visit such as deadwood and Phoenix, and being around friends in places like vegas and toledo). But thats where most of my money went to waste this winter, that, and betting way too much when behind.
if i wouldnt be tired i could put in my time to get the quadzillas for $300, seeing i got one quads today. but im too old to play 12+ hours anymore. thats why none of us old guys win any tourneys. whens the last time u seen a guy over 45 make the money in a major wsop event?
the day got off to a very poor start when i lost my initial buyin of $158 and had to rebuy $300. i had the AJ of diamonds and made it $6 in EP following Grump's method, which seems to work out quite well overall. the only thing wrong with Grump's method is sometimes the table is much looser than other times, and it just dont make ur raises big enough.
flop comes up As Qd 5d and im loving the flop and the action as 4 of us put in $20 each on the flop. im loving it even more when the turn comes 6d. I check the turn, after all 3 others but believe me, a bet wouldnt have caused him to fold since he was already almost there. river puts the 8d on the board for 4 diamonds. finally the old man at the other end bets $20 more, and a guy calls him. i overbet for $120+, but it wouldnt have made a difference since he wouldve reriased me allin anyway. anyway he calls, and the short stack remaining calls with the K of diamonds. the old man had the 79 of diamonds for the straight flush, 7 minutes before the high hand of the hour is paid. so he moves over to the $3-5 game shortly thereafter with almost $1000 chips when it starts.
lost some other hands, one with 10 10 and am out $244 really quick like, then slowly start to recover over the next 8 hours. eventually i win a very big pot that got me up to over $600 from a total of $458 in buyins but as always, i dont remember any of the other hands i wonder if Karen remembers any of them? it was a pretty loose table for awhile thanks to the guy in seat 1. Not as loose as the day before with the lady in every hand with a straddle where i lost over $400, but still it was a good game.