Monday, November 14, 2005

Obligatory poker content per Sarbanes-Oxley regulation that anyone that participates in any WPBT or is blogrolled by Iggy have a minimum of 10% real poker content. Poker content can be a hand recap (bad beat stories optional), a tournament recap (blogger events count double), or a drinking story where poker is mentioned or bemoaned.

Bombed out of Wil’s West Coast event last Thursday. Misread Wil on a hand and administered a kinda-bad beat to our host with ATs against his JJ (I figured him for a small pair when he pushed preflop by overbetting the pot by 10x. Got criticized by Maigrey for pushing with [EDIT per Maigrey comment] a gutshot and second nut flush draw which hit the gutshot (and I had the right odds to push, btw). Heard the phrase “TV Table” more times than I though possible by playing with Wil, Daddy, Maudie, Geek, Maigrey, Skitch, and Joanne. Ended up losing with KK (or was it AA?) vs 33 to Maudie. Fun times though. $11 well spent.

Still hoping the SnGs at FTP get more volume. Most of the time, the total site seat count is under 10K and the SnGs look as empty as the stands at a WNBA game. If I see a SnG at $10/20/30 with more than 5 people, I’ll usually jump in, but otherwise I don’t want to wait till it fills. These things are more profitable than the ring games, if you’re a decent player, and the rake ends up significantly less for your time. Sign up and play, preferably by using the link in the upper right.

Q: What’s worse than watching your team give up an undeserved halftime lead on the longest play in NFL history?

A: Instant messaging with the Donkeypuncher during the same play

Ah yes, those wacky 49ers against the almost-as-wacky Chicago Bearss. By now, most of you have probably seen the effects of the wind in Chicago, blowing a field goal attempt approximately 2048 yards offline, knocking down five-yard passes, and making this probably the ugliest game since… well, since ever.

I almost pegged the final score exactly, telling DP on Thursday that 17-6 sounded about right. Of course, even I didn’t predict the total ineptitude of the 49er offense, led by the incompetent Cody Pickett. One for thirteen passing. ONE!?! I don’t care how windy it was, throw a fucking screen pass, throw a fucking hitch pass, throw a halfback option pass, throw a Hail Mary. Complete something! The Bearss were selling out on the run, putting eight or nine in the box and crowding the line. Run a halfback on a sweep and have him pull up and throw as far as he can. Odds are that you’ll have single coverage since the safeties were crowding the line. Worst case, it’s a jump ball, but your odds are still better than trying to run against nine in the box.

Does Bobby Wade still have a job?

Other non-49er thoughts:

- So much for Kansas City’s momentum

- Props to Jon Gruden for channeling Dick Vermeil and taking the road less traveled and going for the win.

- Double props to Chucky for putting the game into the hands of his offensive line and running the ball. But I suppose if you were depending on Chris Simms, you’d eschew the Turner Gill ending too.

- This was the breakout week for Joey Harrington. Three TDs and no picks mean that he’s turned the corner and become a legit NFL starting QB. Oh, it was against Arizona? Never mind.

- Minnesota is a truly awful team and the Giants were wearing their Santa suits when they gift-wrapped this one. Eli looked like…, well, Eli from last year.

- Looks like the third pick in this years’ FFL drafts is the winning slot. Shaun Alexander is looking positively Emmitt-ish this year. If you picked the right guy in the second round (say, Marvin Harrison) and the third round (Stephen Davis) and the fourth round (Steve Smith), you’d have your playoff spot locked up by now.


At 2:13 PM, Blogger Maigrey said...

Middle pair?

Dealt to maigrey [Ks Qh]
skitchorama: folds
Wil Wheaton said, "oh sure, take your chips and watch TV"
PhoebusX: folds
Wil Wheaton: folds
maigrey: raises 90 to 120
shogusumi: folds
penner42: folds
nomad1539: folds
ToddCommish: calls 90
*** FLOP *** [7c 9c Qc]
ToddCommish: bets 640 and is all-in
maigrey: calls 640
*** TURN *** [7c 9c Qc] [7d]
*** RIVER *** [7c 9c Qc 7d] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ToddCommish: shows [Jh Kc] (a straight, Nine to King)
maigrey: shows [Ks Qh] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
ToddCommish collected 1535 from pot

At 2:46 PM, Blogger ToddCommish said...

Well, that's the problem with trying to recap something from four days ago from memory. For some reason, I thought I had middle pair and hit a flush, rather than a flush draw and an inside straight draw. Oh well, the point is that I had proper odds to bet the way I did (even though I was still an underdog). Your irritation with me was unfounded. (of course, now you can be irritated with me for not even having the decency to remember the hand correctly)


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