The Wonder of it all!
I have one word for you: FOXWOODS!
I'm heading down to Foxwoods on Thursday afternoon. The plan is to play in the deep stack tournaments on Thursday and/or Friday nights as well as playing a little 1-2 NL. I should have quite the write up posted here by Monday morning.
Carmela Cricket is meeting two friends at Foxwoods and "invited" me to join her. Okay, maybe I coerced her into inviting me, but I say potato, potahto. She met her two friends, Giggs and Michael there a couple of weeks ago, WITHOUT inviting me, (can you imagine?) but I'm coming along for Hangover 2. These peeps are loads of fun so it's sure to be a blast, although the boys only play slot machines so I don't know how much time I'll be spending with them, as I don't anticipate leaving the poker room.
My sister does play better than average poker when she puts her mind to it. When she went last time she sat down at a 1-2NL cash game with..........wait for it..............$20 in chips. Who knew you could even sit down with that little? The $20 lasted her quite a while before she had to dip into her pocket again. After playing for hours she left down $43, which is pretty much break even poker, right Waffles? :) After that she won $80 in a slot machine so she was up for the day. I'm hoping she'll try poker again though.
Once I was certain I was going, I invited THIS GUY and THAT GUY to join me. I invited Hoy because when he was there a couple of weeks ago to play that big tourney he invited me to join him. What he actually said was something like 'if you're woman enough to play' or something like that. The bastard! lol Gary, that guy, was invited because he lives not too far from there. Alas, both guys declined. Obv they're not man enough to play against the likes of me. :)
My sister will be picking me up from work around 3pm, which should be plenty of time to make the 6pm tourney, as Foxwoods is only 2 hours away. Yet don't forget that it took us 4 hours to get to the campground that was 1 1/2 hrs away so you never know. Plus since I'm coming from work, I'll have to change clothes in the car and/or Foxwoods garage, as I can't wear my poker uniform to work. Ugh.
Speaking of poker uniforms, I'm thinking of doing something I've never done before. I'm going to wear sunglasses during the tourneys. Now I've never done this at Seabrook because quite frankly, I don't think the players there have the ability to gleen much from tells, although I certainly do. I've also never done it because I assumed I'd feel like an ass wearing sunglasses inside, but I'm throwing caution to the wind! If even one person is reading tells it will be worth wearing them, plus wearing sunglasses will disguise the fact that I'm staring at each guy as they make their moves. I plan on going into this with as much of an edge as I can get. This means I'll be living, breathing and READING poker from now until I hear "Shuffle up and deal".
As far as reading, I plan to re-read the majority of Gus Hansen's Every Hand Revealed, Harrington on Poker, Annie Duke as well as Hoyazo's recent post on tournament play. I don't remember it's exact content but I remember reading it and physically nodding my head in agreement, so I must revisit it. Know why? Cuz I expect about 300 runners in these tourneys and I expect to CASH.