I shouldn't be disappointed with my 9th-place finish in the WPBT HORSE tournament. I didn't think I'd survive the first circuit, let alone make it to the first break. Let alone get in the money. But I ended up being the last person out before the final table, and, well, I guess its always a disappointment to get knocked out of any tournament. I got knocked out in the Hold-Em, surprisingly, when I pushed from the small blind with 9-10 and got called by...crap, I forget now. But he had a lot of chips, and pocket threes. I really had a good feeling that I would spike a card on the flop, but it didn't happen, and I was out.
I played very, very, VERY tight. Especially in Omaha Hi-Lo, which makes my head hurt. Early on I hit a lot of hands to build up a few chips, and then I won a few big hands to briefly make me the chip leader. But from that point on I never had a hand. I mean, I played for nearly 3 hours, and I think that last hour I played maybe 3 hands and won 2. Just enough to keep me treading water. And then I got gobbled by the antes like everyone else. I took my swing and missed.
So, I made a $4 profit of so for my 3 hours work. And as I lost about $4 playing before the tournament, wash wash wash. Still, I have to feel pretty good about my 4th Blogger cash. And I feel even better that I don't have to play Omaha Hi-Lo anymore.
Watching the end of Tilt.
I mean, this is just deadly. I cannot BELIEVE how bad it is. I don't just mean as a show about poker, though it's awful on that count as well. Just because its hard to construct a plausible, tension-filled narrative doesn't mean you shouldn't even try.