Thursday, April 14, 2011

Heads Up with Jordan

Sweeeeet, wonderful YOU,

You make me happy with the things you do,
Oh, can it be so,
This feeling follows me wherever I go.

I never did believe in miracles,
But I've a feeling it's time to try.

I never did believe in the ways of MAGIC,
But I'm beginning to wonder why.

Don't, don't break the spell,

It would be different and you know it will,
You, you make POKER fun,
And I don't have to tell you, you're not the only one.
Oooh . . . YOU make poker fun. It's all I wanna do.
Oooh . . . YOU make poker fun. It's all I wanna do.
Oooh . . . YOU make poker fun. It's all I wanna do.

Jordan and I finally hooked up for our Heads Up challenge.  The parameters were best of 5 games.  Jordy requested turbo and $11 buy in.  The first game lasted quite a while as I got used to Jordan and his patterns, but soon enough I hit trips and parlayed that into a win.  Then I won game 2 and shortly thereafter game 3.  3-0 Very Josie FTW!  I offered Jordan the chance to maybe win a game :) but he said he was done.  Jordan is now just another notch on my lipstick case.  lol  It was really alot of fun playing Jordan heads up.  He is really a great and thoughtful competitor who was very challenging.  Rematch any time Jordan!

So with my new found $33 courtesy of Jordan, burning a hole in my balance, I decided to play a bigger game.  I played a $50 satellite game where the top 7 peeps get $216 tourney dollars and 8th place got $138.  There were about 35 people.  I chipped up early, surprise surprise, but this time I held onto my chips.  I obv play differently if I'm not playing to win.  Here I'm playing just to last to 7th place and dammit, that's exactly what I did.  Woot!  Yummy tourney dollahs for Mama!

In the hand above J-10 raised pre and I jammed all in.  When he called and I saw his hand I was certain I was doomed.  (Who CALLS an all in with J-10 btw.  Not even me!)  When I saw the 10 on the river I thought I was beat.  Didn't see my pretty full house for at least a minute.  Doh!

Winner!  Thank you Jordan!  I never would've played this if not for you.

I lost the daily dollar, just a hair short of the bubble, but no matter, still a profitable evening. 

Play smart like....

Jo C.


Rakewell said...

The most egregious miscarriage of justice in the poker world is that you have not been invited to play in the annual NBC Heads-up Championship.

Drizztdj said...

With you beating up all the guys, maybe I need to take you down a notch again. :)

Naw, enjoy the run, you've earned it. Well done Josie and keep crushing those sattys!

Josie said...

Drizz, NLHE Rematch! Whaddaya say???? Pretty please?

Grump, Mebbe next year. :)

KenP said...

Josie said...

Kenny, ???? Is that a computer part? I don't get it.

KenP said...

Oops, wrong url

Try this one:

Josie said...

Ken, you bad boy! I don't know what that link is to, but when I clicked on it the office web filter blocked it. It can only be bad!

KenP said...

They evidently don't let you view YouTube.

It is the Wide World of Sports leadin.

The Thrill of Victory. The Agony of Defeat!

Josie said...

Ahhh, I've seen that intro many times - where the ski jumper crashes.

KenP said...


I'll have to suggest to Waffles that he do some consulting for your firm. He should make things a lot more productive around there by adding blogger to their no fly list along with YouTube.

Heffmike said...

Haven't I still run the best of all these challengers? I believe I'm being avoided here... :-)

Josie said...

Yes Heff, You and I tied, which is most certainly better than the guys lately have done.

Well done on that tie! lol

Want a rematch? Huh punk? Best of 5 or do you not want to spoil your big TIE?

lightning36 said...

Again, I see that my winning edge has been "forgotten" : 3-2 overall, 1-0 in Omaha, 2-2 in NLHE. Of course, I am willing to play you to increase my win rate whenever you stop quivering enough (both fear and lust) to play me.

Josie said...

Lightning, it's just lust.

Heffmike said...

Sure, let's try again sometime, although it sounds like Lightning wants first dibs.

Drizztdj said...

You lost in NLHE as well... not just Omaha.

Maybe HUs NL Badugi is your game?

Josie said...

No Light does NOT have first dibs. He's on punishment for being dishonest with me.

Heffy has first dibs!

Josie said...

Yeah Drizz, but I was all tilty from

A.) losing the omaha matches
B.) you yelling at me *sob*
C.) insert random excuse

No Badugi HU, but NLHE offer is on the table.

KenP said...

Poo Alter!

Poo Alert!

Depth Raising!

Wader Breached!

Oh, the humanity...

Josie said...

*slaps Kenny Poo*

Memphis MOJO said...

You're on a roll! Nice.

lightning36 said...

There is history and Josietory.

The real history is that Josie and I agreed to play some HU matches and I selected an Omaha table. After she registered, she saw it was Omaha and accused me of suckering her in. After I beat her in the Omaha game and then two straight NLHU games, she admitted in chat (I may have a copy) that she is terrible in Omaha and only wins at NLHE by making other players feel sorry for her or by doing a little apple polishing.

That is her dirty little secret and why she refuses to play me or acknowledge that I am up 3-2 in matches. She knows that would soon be something like 10-2 my favor with any luck at all.

Those who know me know that I would never misrepresent events such as there ...

Josie said...

Watch out lightning - God may strike you dead by a very appropriate lightning bolt for your lies of omission.

Drizztdj said...

I apologize for the yelling, but you're still going to lose :)