Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I’m going to try something for the next few weeks. Binions Hotel Casino is currently running their Binions Poker Open Tournaments. The Binions Classic is a series of poker tournaments for the poker players playing on a small budget. The average buy ins are $150-$200, with a couple of $500 and $1,000 buy ins. The tournaments have outstanding structures and attract a lot of players, it’s well run. So In honor of the Binions Poker Open, I’m going to play online tournaments to coincide with Binion’s tournaments…The Buy in for the online tournaments will be on par with Binions. For Example, the 1st event is a $90 No Limit tournament, so I’ll probably play a $2 or $3 online tournament. I’ll be playing mainly on Pokerstars, but I may squeeze a few FullTilt Tournaments.
I won’t have a set time of when I’ll play these tournaments, only that I’ll be entering them in the same order of The Binions Poker Open, but from time to time I’ll know exactly when I’ll play and I’ll be sure to post it on the bulletin board just in case you want to sweat me.
I’m doing this experiment for 2 reasons: 1) to gauge my poker tournaments skills. I really haven’t been playing too many tournaments. This is a way to get into the mode with little risk, and 2) Just for the hell of it…and to have fun..
My future blog entries, I’ll give you a daily progress…and you’ll see just how well, (or how bad), I’m doing….I hope I’ll have a good run and learn something along the way.

Binions Poker Open FIRST EVENT: NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD ($90 Buy in)


Friday, October 17, 2008

24 and Other Ramblings....

Just saw the prequel trailer for the new 24 season. It’ll be the bridge connecting Season 6 with Season 7, and it it’s intriguing to say the least. Tony Almeida is coming back…fans of the shows will say, “Didn’t he die during Season 5?” Well, he’s back..this time as the’ll be interesting to see how they explain this how they’ll explain his resurrection. To prepare for Season 7, I’m watching the entire Season 6 to get myself back in the mode before the new season begins. I’m really looking forward to this season as CTU will be no more, and it’ll be interesting to see the relationship dynamics between Jack Bauer and Tony Almeida.
Been playing a lot of online cash games lately, both Hold Em and Omaha Hi Lo…been doing fairly well…it’s a been a grind to get my bankroll up, but slowly but surely it’s going up rather than down. A few days ago, I was talking to my wife about how I had a huge online bankroll 5 years ago..on both Paradise Poker and PokerStars….At one point I had 5K on Paradise and 2K on PokerStars…I was able to build the majority of it through limit cash games..It was easier back then cause of the infancy of online poker attracted a lot of bad players..Today the players are better so it’s a little tougher to win, but online poker is still beatable…you just have to adjust to educated players.
I’m heading out to the UNLV football game tomorrow. They have a big game against Air Force…UNLV hasn’t had a storied football program with only 6 wins the last 3 years, but this year they already have 3 wins in 6 games and the buzz is starting to grow around the city. Hopefully, they’ll have a good showing.