Ike Clanton: What is that Holiday? Twelve hands in a row? Ain't nobody that lucky.
Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!"Tombstone"
I had to make some decisions lately, and a few of them go against one o fth egolden rules of Poker Bloggers.
I am leaving Party Poker. Again.
I have lost 7 consecutive buy-ins to draws and river cards. I just can not take that variance any more. The latest was when my 99 met another 9 on a rainbow board, 9 high. I bet, somebody raises and then I re-raised all in with my small stack. He called with AKd, and hit runner-runner diamonds to take the pot. In another hand, I had The Hiltons, and put out a decent sized raise, met by three callers. The flop comes AKx, two hearts. Bet, raise, call in front of me, and I don't think I have much chance here. In the end, the turn and river were rags, the pot won by the guy holding TT. Gutsy bet...I guess. I am convinced that Party Poker hates me. If it wasn't for one SNG win, the bank roll on there would be zero.
I have also decided to pull my entire bank roll out of Ultimate Bet. I made a tidy little profit there over the last month, I'll quit it while I'm ahead. I've withdrawn all but $100 from Pacific too. That $100 is all I will use for tournament play from now on, until it grows or runs dry.
There is another reason for this mass-withdrawl from the poker sites. I've just received a few quotes on the wedding for next year. I'm going to need every dollar I can get my hand on. Besdies, after buying the poker chips and table earlier this year, with the money I am pulling out, they essentially become free. If I loose every last cent in the remaining poker bank roll, I still have them for free. Thats something to be proud of.
As for funding for the films, I still have that in mind. I have been saving up but due to the wedding, it too has to take a back seat for the moment.
I am keeping another $100 to try the casino bonus whore challenge ("CBWC" from now on, I love my acronyms) from ScurvyDog. I will post my results here. I don't see this as a huge risk, after all I am playing with somebody else's money. Who knows, I may even be able to creep over my next goal, $1,000 Australian dollars online.
Here's hoping I can pull out a big win in a Pacific tournament. I am finally going to stick to what works for me.
It takes a while for these lessons to stay with you, doesn't it?