Thursday, January 05, 2006
Yeah, I'm hella bad azz cool. You know it:
That's right. I won! Yay! OK, so it's not a win of Factual proportions, but I haven't won a SnG in a while, so I was pretty stoked. (Huge congrats to Facty, btw, who is simply Krushering the New Year!)
My new SnG strategy:
1. Fold until you're blinded down to push-all-in mode. (5 players should be eliminated by now).
2. Double up.
4. Play real poker, since by now you're in the money.
And you thought there was all sorts of complicated trickery and math involved... sheesh. Seriously though - there's something to be said for letting all of the Ace-push morons knock each other out without risking a suckout early on. Who wants to play in those big pots when the blinds are so puny?
There's one caveat to my strategy though: you must avoid pushing AA into a set of Kings. I managed to do this during SnG #2 of the evening (which shamefully has no snazzy screenshot as accompaniment).
After my quick exit from SnG #2, I was not quite ready for bed. So, I pulled up a .25/.50 NL 6-max cash table on Stars. I proceeded to fold (a lot) and then played a 3-way all in pot with AA. I was up against KK and AK, and my Aces held up.
With a triple-up tucked firmly in my pocket, I bid my tablemates adeiu and logged out.
I tried to cash out a bit of my winnings to Neteller (per Facty's inspiration to start saving for my Big Tournament Goal of 2006 - play in one of the $1500 WSOP events this summer), but the cash out screen said it can only send funds back to the original deposit source. This reload was done with a credit card, and I don't want the cash out to go there. I want it to go to Neteller instead. Anybody know if this is possible? I emailed PS support, and hopefully I'll wake to an answer.
That's my night in a nutshell. And yes, I finished taking down all of the outside Christmas lights. It was sad. :( I love holiday lights! I think I should find some red or pink lights and jazz up the bushes for Valentine's Day. Whaddya think?