Sunday, April 30, 2006

Dead Man Walking


The irony is pretty deep that my first blogger tourney win is in Stud. Insanely deep.

1st, I think stud might be my 6th best game after NLHE, OPL, O8, Razz and Triple Draw (which is not to say I am particularly good at any but the first).

2nd, I almost didn't play this because of the 1st thing and the fact that it started so late.

Perhaps not unrelated to the 1st thing, I got CJ-level luck at several spots.

Extra sweet as it capped a very good Sunday at the FT NL 100 tables, pushing me over the top today recovering from yesterday's beating and capping my best month since last September. Although as I said to Mrs. SoxLover, it wasn't about the cash, it was about the glory.

It was a blast, thanks especially to Mrs. SoxLover, my Auzzie railbird, and Flux for their moral support at the end.

Good timing to Katitude for getting my awesome new banner up just in time for I hope a few extra hits brought about by this fluke.

17 Comments:

At Mon May 01, 07:27:00 AM 2006, Blogger StB said...

Excellent job! Guess NY wasn't dead afterall.

 
At Mon May 01, 08:14:00 AM 2006, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

Nice win. Keep up the winning ways.

 
At Mon May 01, 08:36:00 AM 2006, Blogger katitude said...

congrats on the win! and glad u like the banner :-)

Now, please add me to your blog roll (should have done it when I had your code *grin)

 
At Mon May 01, 08:53:00 AM 2006, Blogger Garthmeister J. said...

Rockin'.

Now all we have to do is explain how I managed to make the final table. I blame raising gas prices.

 
At Mon May 01, 08:54:00 AM 2006, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Great work, Sox. I railed you earlier this weekend as well as you kicked some guy's ass in a $50 heads-up nlhe tourney. Congrats on the big weekend man.

 
At Mon May 01, 09:00:00 AM 2006, Blogger PokahDave said...

Nice win...I gave you a ton of chips...I should have believed the power of the Soxman...

 
At Mon May 01, 09:42:00 AM 2006, Anonymous mookie99 said...

Congrats ! Awesome job.

 
At Mon May 01, 09:59:00 AM 2006, Blogger peacecorn said...

Congrats!

 
At Mon May 01, 10:01:00 AM 2006, Blogger SoxLover said...

Thank you everyone.

Stb: yeah, I forgot to mention in my hurried post how your trash talking re other NY bloggers forced me to defend the honor of New York--still GO SOX! OK, go Mets too!

Kat: I was in the process of adding you to my blogroll last night when the table got short and I had to focus on making the deck explode on me. Then I made a marginal decision to go to sleep.

Today, I was unable to get your new banner to link back to the home page, so I added a clever new monopoly link which also fills in some annoying space. Thanks again.

 
At Mon May 01, 10:40:00 AM 2006, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

Good job, Dude!

 
At Mon May 01, 11:33:00 AM 2006, Blogger Ignatious said...

congrats sox! i'd like to think that my comment propelled you to victory. :)

 
At Mon May 01, 01:19:00 PM 2006, Anonymous biggestron said...

Nice work. I knew that StB had lit a fire under you with the NY dis!

 
At Mon May 01, 02:23:00 PM 2006, Blogger TripJax said...

Very nice finish and very nice banner. Kat rocks. I like the little home picture too.

The blog is very clean now...that's good stuff...

 
At Mon May 01, 02:46:00 PM 2006, Blogger F-Train said...

For the record, SoxLover is a damn poseur from New Jersey. Real New Yorkers live in New York.

Grats on the win, JerseyBoy. (Ah, and I know what's coming...)

 
At Mon May 01, 03:53:00 PM 2006, Blogger Jules said...

First off, congrats on the Stud win (you..stud you!? - hmm..just sounds wrong).

And the new banner is so appropriate!

 
At Mon May 01, 05:18:00 PM 2006, Blogger Weak Player said...

Well done, sir. I am glad that my chips helped you.

 
At Tue May 09, 01:37:00 PM 2006, Blogger drewspop said...

Great job Sox. Sorry I missed it.

 

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