Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Cold Outside

I spent my afternoon reading a blog on travel. What an opportunity. It makes me want to get out and travel some. There was a person who took a Van and turned it into a mini home for herself. It makes me wonder if they can do it why can't I. What would it take? I have a pickup and all I would have to do is put a top on it and then maybe put a tent hooked up to the pickup and make a bedroom out of the bed of the pickup. The bathroom and shower would be the only part that would concern me. I don't know it is a thought. If others can do it why can't I do this? Then you would have to find those places where you can stay.

After I got done reading the blog I headed out for my walk to the little drug store and get some bills mailed. It was cold and the wind was blowing against me as I walked. It only took me 15 minutes to get there.

Once that was done I headed out again and this time I was headed to Jokers Casino. Tonight they had a tournament that was structured as a Freeroll. The house was adding $200 and you had the option to rebuy or add on chips for $10. You will start out with T$1,000 in chips and the rounds were 10 minutes. By the time I got there it was just a little after 5 and I was put down as the 16th alternate to get into the tournament. Jokers has 3 tables so that meant that there was 46 players when I arrived. At 6 when the tournament started there were about 56 runners for the night.

By the time I got into the tournament the blinds were frozen until all the alternates are in the game and it was 100/200 blinds. When I sat down I immediately purchased another T$1,000 in chips and I had to post $300 to start. So immediately I was at T$1,700. Everyone else has the time to build chips and when you enter the tournament you have to start off running and hopefully you can get the cards going your way.

I am now down to T$1,300 in chips and I get 1010 and this is basically an all in for me to see if I can get started. One person goes all in with T$1,200 and I raise the pot to the T$1,300 that I have and he calls. I turn over my pocket pair and he turns over AK. The flop comes out xKx and the turn and river doesn't help me. I am out of the tournament that fast.

Even though this tournament is free it just doesn't give the playing time I would like to have. I talked to the manager about the tournament and he said he was probably going to change it and not have the freeroll any more. It is not helping by bringing in people to play the other table games. People are more interested in Poker and not the other games.

I sure miss playing online these days. I was doing better and playing more often and it was helping my game. Wouldn't it be fun to travel around and play in different games around the country. If the bankroll was there I would persue playing more live cash and that would be better income than playing the tournaments right now.

Have a good day.

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