Monday, February 14, 2005

The Golden Parachute

I find your lack of faith disturbing - Darth Vader

It's been a very hard time waiting, but I am happy to report that I will be moving back to the Chicago area to take a position with the aforementioned dispatch center. The call came Friday afternoon and I've found myself suddenly extremely busy trying to get everything in order. It looks like everything is lined up and all I have left to do is finish up here, pack up the rest of my things and head on down the road...

I want to thank those of you who put in a good word for me in the comments of the last post. Nice to see that, even though I've been a dissapointment in terms of any actual, you know, content that I still have people checking in on the old ICP every once in a while. I'm really hoping that I can restart with the business of pontificating about my poker antics. Alas, as of now, the only thing I can report is that playing the play money tables sucks.

Apparently the Oneida casino in Green Bay has a weekly no limit tourney on Wednesday nights. $60 buy in with a $5 dealer tip option that will win you T300 more in chips, with apparently unlimited rebuys for $20 for the first two rounds. At least, this is how it was explained to me. I don't know how many chips you start with for your $60. I don't think I'll make it this Wednesday but I might try for next week, depending on how funding looks. Logic dictates that I take the $65 and throw it in Party, but I think the tourney might be more fun in the sort term... Someone talk some sense into me!

Speaking of Party, I'd really like to get started on it again, but from my play on the play money tables, I think I need to sit down and do some review reading before I get serious about it. The trouble is, I traded my Lee Jones book to a friend and he gave me Theory of Poker, but I think at this point my game has eroded to the point where getting into a heady tome like ToP might be counterproductive. I really would like to get my grubby hands on the new Ed Miller's Small Stakes Hold'em book. I'm not a 2+2 deciple by any stretch, but I've heard good things by and large about it, and I guess it's "basic" enough, if you will, to help me get my game back on track and advanced enough to allow me to grow my game into the upper small limits at least. Some things I KNOW I have to adjust.

  • Ease up on the multi-tabling
  • If I get bored and feel the urge to wander off to the Internet or something, quit.
  • Read, study, discuss
  • Resist the urge to play single table tournements in an attempt to "turn it around"

This is just the beginning.... again.

Oh, and Decker, what were you thinking of helping with?

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