Friday, September 27, 2013

Study Time

This is already and rough week and I don't see it getting any better.  Trying my hardest to get out of the box early and get ahead in my classes.  At first I didn't think having on-line classes would be good and especially the procrastination of waiting till the last minute.  I have gotten used to that and do a lot of my school work durng the morning when I am fresh and then in the afternoon will try to do some reading. 

I do have one class this quarter that ended up being one that I have to go into the college to attend.  In fact I will have to use their computers for the homework assignments since we are having to work on the virtual machine with the server.  Will have to do all of my prework from home and then spend afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday in the classroom on the computer.

I decided that I did not like disc golf very much so I am going to sell my equipment.  I do have someone interested in purchasing the discs and bag.  At least I can get some money back.

No poker for a couple of weeks.  One of the local casinos has decided to open up a 3-6 and a 4-8 limit game in town.  Now I wish I had the time to play in those since I like those games and do well in them.  Hopefully they will get a nice following and then when I can I will try to play in one of them.

For now I am studying and will continue to keep my eyes and ears open for a job. 

Have a fun day.....

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall is Here

The weather has been changing around here.  In the past week we have had a couple of storms roll through here and it has cooled down quite a bit. 

C ad I were sitting outside in the front of the house.  I looked south of us and saw this massive brown cloud.  I figured it was smoke and we were trying to figure out what it was.  The cloud kept getting closer and closer to us and it did not smell like smoke.  Right before it got overhead the wind started picking up and then it hit.  It was a dust storm along with the lightning and thunder.  We quickly shut all the doors to the house and when the cloud passed it started to rain.  Never had anything like that here.  I have seen pictures of them in Arizona and they looked massive.  This one was somthing to watch.

This week I will start up again at the local college to finish the computer science program.  I will be taking three classes and then will have one left for the winter.  It will be nice to have this finished.  I am not sure how much poker I will play.  In fact the work I have been doing on the house will be slowing down as well.  We will see what happens.  So many things to try to get done before winter sets in.

I have been busy selling items on Craigslist as well.  Trying to make some room in the garage.  Trying to finish the sheetrock and will try that on the weekends while it is colder outside.

Have a fun day......

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Not a good night for sleeping

I really tried to sleep.  I took my sleeping pill and put the CPAP machine on and then laid back to wait until my eyes would shut and I would sleep the night away.  Didn't happen.  I could not get myself asleep at all even with the sleeping pill. 

I got up and came into my office and sat down to play some poker.  Maybe it wasn't a good idea to be on a sleeping pill at the same time.  I played 2cent/5cent for almost 2 hours and started with $6 and ended up with $3 left at 1AM.  I was getting no cards to play and with the 57 hands I played I won 10 of them and lost more than I won.  My good hands were even getting beat.

I was watching the percentage wins with the RNG and wonder if that works playing live.  Now if I was playing in a tournament then I know it does make a difference.  I tend to work the percentages more than what cards I have in my hand.  You can at least figure out when you are supposed to play the cards and against whom.

Finally at 1am I was getting tired so I headed off to bed and fell asleep.  One of the bad parts about that is when it gets to 6 or 7 am I am awake no matter what.  I am used to 8 to 9 hours of sleep and this 5 to 6 hours is just not going to hold me for the day.

I decided to put some stuff on Craigslist today and see if I can barter for some new items.  My son was able to barter a motorcycle (Crotchrocket) for a nice BMW last night.  Looks and runs good.  You just never know what you will find and what people are willing to trade.  Maybe I can start small and trade up for a Motorhome.  Wouldn't that be fun.

Have a fun day.....

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tournament Play

It was that time of the month to play in the invitation tournament that is put on once a month.  It is fun to play in this one and be able to contribute to the food bank and get prizes as well.

Today was Football month.  We had to wear a jersey, hat, or t-shirt signifying the team you like.  I went wearing my Rams hat.  I had my jersey but forgot to put it on in time and so wore my hat to the tournament.

Normally we start out with T$3,000 in chips and with my hat on and bringing cans for the foodbank and being there early to sign up I was able to start with T$4,500 in chips.  The casino has three tables and two of them were being used for a $2-20 cash game and so we had to start one of our tables out in the pit area on the blackjack table.  That was interesting and getting 10 people to sit at this table was interesting to say the least.  It took us awhile to get down to 8  and get more comfortable.  It was nice losing two at the same time.

I started out really well catching a flush right off the bat and then two hands later I picked up a straight and was able to add to my chips pretty fast.  During the tournament I picked up JJ and then QQ and was running very well on the table. 

Then the well ran dry and I couldn't get a hand at all.  I played fairly tight and picked up what I could to see if I could get to the final table.  When I finally made it to the final table and more comfortable chair I had T$6,500 left and the blinds were at 500/1000.  I went through the blinds and was now down to T$5,000.  I was sitting waiting for the best hand to show up and give me a chance to double up.  With ten players at the table and it looked like 4 short stacks it was going to be ruff for the all-in move.  I had then chip leader on my left which also made it hard to know when to make the move.

My last hand was AKo and I decided this was it.  I moved in my T$5,000 and had two callers.  I was up against JJ and 1010.  When the flop came out it was x10x and that did it for me.  I was out of the tournament and headed home.

The casino gives out a free play in the pit of $5.  I put the slip of paper down and my cards in blackjack showed up as 48.  The dealer had a 3 up.  I went ahead and hit and a 7 came out for me.  I sat and then the dealer showed a 9 for 12 and then proceeded to but with the next card.  I got my $5 and headed to the cage to cash.  Should have let it ride but $5 is better than nothing.

Have a fun day.....

Monday, September 09, 2013

Aggressive at the Table

I went down to Jokers casino yesterday and signed up for the $40 tournament.  I like this tournament or the one they have on Friday.  You get T$10,000 in chips and in this one it is 15 minute rounds.  On Friday you get 20 minute rounds.  That makes Friday more preferable but I will play either one.

I sat down in the number 7 seat and I get a loud person who is on his way to drinking too much.  In fact during the tournament he saw someone walk into the casino and he yells across the room that he is an a..hole and flips him off at the same time.  Nothing is done about this outburst in the room. 

This guy in very loose aggressive and on the very first hand I get Q10.  With the table calling and being in position I decide to go ahead and play.  The flop comes x10x.  The ten was the highest card on the board.  Seat 6 bets and I call his T600.  The turn comes and a Q shows up.  He bets again and I call.  I know have two pair and a spade flush draw.  The river shows a spade and I now have the flush.  He bets I call, should have raised but with the Q10 spades but he might have had a bigger flush.  I turn over the flush and he mucks his cards saying he had two pair as well.

All the way through this tournament I was having to wait for the best hands or when he wasn't playing then I would go ahead and play.  He almost went out of the tournament which would have been good for me.  

On the last hand we were at 1000/2000 blinds and I had QQ in my hand.  I was in the BB and with 7,000 left I went all in.  He called and he turned over AJ.  He started to complain about my pocket pair when the dealer turned over the flop AJx.  This didn't look good and when the turn showed a J I was done.  The river was x and I got up to leave.  

I don't feel bad because I felt I played the cards correctly and waiting for the loose aggresive player to throw his chips away.  Sometimes they just get lucky.

Maybe next week.

Have a fun day....... 

Thursday, September 05, 2013

That didn't go Well....

On Tuesday I decided to go play some poker here in town.  The tournament started at 1PM and cost $5 with an add on of another $5 I was able to get T500 more in chips.  That meant I had a total of T$1,500 in chips to start.

I played tight enough that everytime I would enter a pot the flop would come out and not be anywhere near what I had in my hand.  Makes it hard to even play position when the flop is completely in the opposite spectrum of what I had.

I was able to get to the first break and I added on another T500 in chips and just hoped the cards would turn in my favor.  My last hand was J10 offsuit and I decided to go ahead and push all in since I knew I couldn't get anyone out of the pot by just betting.  Sure enough the person next to me called my all in.  The flop was very good to me in that I now had a straight draw.  The straight was completed on the turn but the other guy got a full house when the board paired. 

On Wednesday I decided to go play some $2-4 limit before the tournament and I sat down at 11:45am with $25.  I was getting some good cards to play but the flop again would take me out of the pot.  This time I was dwindled down to nothing and ended up going home after 15 minutes of play.  Not my week to try and play some poker. 

Headed to the west side of the mountains tomorrow afternoon.  Will not have time to play any poker as we will be headed back this way on Saturday afternoon for a wedding reception.  One of those quick trips but we are at least spending the night and not driving all day.

Have a fun day......

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Fall is On Its Way

Fall is in the air and the temperature should be in the 80's soon.  We had some thunder and lightning last night and we should have another storm come through on Thursday and then we will start to see the temperatures in the low 80's.  I see a prediction that we will have a day in the high 70's this week.

I have been pretty busy this last week getting the fence done.  Now I will have to clean up the yard from all the old wood left over from the fence.  I am pretty pleased with the finished product.

I have purchased my new books and have been reading the first chapters in the three classes I will start on September 23.  I like to get the head start and if I maintain that I can finish the classes ahead of schedule.  All of my classes will be done online and that always helps.  I don't know what the homework assignments are yet but I should be ready when they show up.  I am taking a computer ethics, computer security and a class in Sharepoint.  Only one more class for winter and I will be done with school and will see if I can get back into the workforce.

I am going to try and play a poker tournament today.  I am not a fan of these $5 tournaments but it will get me out of the house and do something different.

The other day I went out and played disc golf and lost the disc that was given to me to try out.  I don't like hole 14 where the grass and trees are in abundance and I just couldn't come up with the disc after I threw it out trying to get inbetween the trees.

Have a fun day......