Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Whiny Hatch Excuses

Sorry for the lack of updates. I'm in training classes every day at work this week so I have very little free time. When I get home I just veg out and watch TV or play Battlefield 2. I also check out the awesome World Series of Poker coverage from Dr. Pauly. Amazingly, Greg Raymer is still in the tournament with about 37 people left out of over 5600 who started. He won the whole tournament last year and although he's not the chipleader right now the fact that he made it this far again this year is an incredible achievement.

Wil Wheaton is also writing some humorous accounts of his experiences at the tournament as well. He's being a little hard on himself about busting out early I would say. I have absolutely too little experience with poker to judge his play, but I get the feeling he's sitting down at the table with something to prove. He may be overthinking things too much as well. He gets to hang out with much better poker players than I do, so I have no doubt he'll improve greatly if he keeps at it.

As for me and poker, I'm playing a few freerolls on Absolute Poker every week. 2000 people competing for a $50 prize pool gets pretty insane. I've had no problems making it to the top 500 or higher so far, but eventually I get all my chips in with something like AKo and I'll get called by a donkey with K5o or suited connectors. I haven't read all the great poker books out there, but I'm pretty sure they all say suited connectors are best played by getting in as cheap as possible against multiple players. I could even understand raising all in with them, but calling a large all in with a 67h only makes sense in a freeroll I suppose.


TheHeffer said...

That's also your weakness at rolls

Anonymous said...

Hee Hee.