(This is my first attempt at a “live blog”.)
It appears that online poker will soon be shut down in the good old free U.S. of A.
I logged into my online poker account today and surprisingly found $6 sitting there.
I now have a fucking mission.
Turn $6 into $600 in 24 hours, playing poker… online.
This is going to be grueling and will most likely end in dissapointment. For you and me both, loyal reader.
Let’s get started.
Account balance: $6.00
4:00pm: I sit down at a $6 single table tournament. I win. Hell yeah.
5:30pm-7:00pm: I played two more $6 single table tournaments and finished 2nd in both. Hell yeahs.
Account balance: $38.00
7:00pm: I run to get beer and cigarettes.
I decide that my best chance of achieving my goal lies in the strategy of playing and winning as many small($5/$10) tournaments as it takes to be able to enter a $100 tournament and still have a couple small buy-ins left. If I pad my stack correctly and win the $100 tournament, if I ever get there, I will reach my goal. I want to have a couple small buy-ins remaining so that if I lose the big tournament I can just start all over again. We’ll see.
7:15pm: I enter a $10 single table tournament.
8:15pm: I finish in 2nd place.
Account balance: $54.00
This is going well. So far.
8:30pm: I take the time to write this blog.
9:45pm: I enter another $10 tournament.
10:30pm: I just went out on the bubble, 4th place. Lost money.
Account balance: $43.00
10:40pm: Entering another $10 tournament.
11:20pm: I just lost this tournament on the bubble, again. I took two horrendous beats in a row. I hate this game.
Account balance: $33.00
11:25pm: I am seriously pissed off. I am entering another $10 tournament now.
1:25am: I finished the tournament in 2nd place after the funnest and longest heads-up battle I’ve ever played. Great tournament. I don’t even care that I didn’t win because my oppenent was awesome. We showed each other several bluffs, nuts, folds, everything. This tournament exeplified what poker should be.
Account Balance: $41.00
1:30am: Okay, it’s obvious. I’m going to have to seriously step up my game if I’m going to reach the $600 mark by tomorrow afternoon, and I am getting tired.
I’ve been playing for almost eight hours now.
And I am very drunk.
2:00am: I’m going to play a $20 tournament at the risk of destroying my bankroll. Starting now.
2:50am: I busted out AGAIN. I seriously fucking hate this game.
Account balance: $19.00
I still have enough for a $10 and a $5 tournament.
I am not fucking giving up on my goal.
3:00am: I am starting another $1o tournament…
3:36am: Fucking lost again.
3:40am: Buying into my final tournament. Right back where I started. Six goddamn dollars.
3:53am: I hit four of a kind and played them hard to the river. I have a lot of chips.
4:49am: I WON!
Account balance: $25.00
5:00am: Entering a $10 tournament. Growing… weary.
Still have… lots of Red Stripe to drink.
5:10am: I just hit a huge hand and I am the clear chip leader.
5:46am: I just lost to a two-outer. I want to kill someone.
Account Balance: $14.00
5:51 am: $5 tournament, here we go. What choice do I have?
6:30am: I finished in 2nd place.
Account balance: $22.00
I am piss drunk and am going to pass out now. I failed.
I will try again in a couple days and will have the sense not to live blog when everyone in their right mind is dead asleep.
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