Friday, May 08, 2009

Swing Set!

Here's a quick picture of the swing set that built while out for paternity leave (Paid for by poker! Thanks Poker!)

The kids love it, especially the tire swing down below.

More running bad in poker. I played a 45 minute session this morning while up with Claranna. I think I played really well, and I could only spot where I made a mistake (which cost me about $30).

But I still lost for the session. Got it in with QQ vs KK all-in PF against a LAG (why do the lags always have it against me?). Then I lost another stack in the following hand:

I'm in the SB with JdTd. It folds to the LAG on the button who bets. I 3-bet (I usually never fold in this spot with JTs. I vary between calling and 3-betting). He calls. Flop is all 9d, 8d, 3d. Bingo Bango Bongo! Flop a flush with a Straight flush draw in a 3-bet pot! Woot!

I bet, he raises, we get it in........ He flips up Ad4d. Yep, he called a 3-bet with A4s, which happened to be the same suit as me, and we both flopped flushes in a 3-bet pot.

You can't run much worse than this folks.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I'm Back with a new addition!

It's been a while since I last posted. But I have an excuse. Eleven days ago we celebrated the birth of Child #3, Claranna Rose on April 26th. Things have been going very well. Here are a couple pics.

Here is a picture of Claranna sucking on her fingers. Isabella did this too (And my mother-in-law says my wife did it too as a newborn). Pretty amazing, huh?

My paternity leave lasted only five days, so I got back to work this Tuesday. I really wish it was longer, because we've been super busy. I even found time while on leave to build a swing set for the kids. I spent all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday building this thing. I'll have to put up a picture of it, because I'm pretty proud of the fact that I got it done in that amount of time (It was a Rainbow Play systems Kit).

As far as poker goes, I obviously haven't been playing much lately. I'm actually sick of poker right now. I've been running so unbelievably bad the last month plus, that I find myself getting pissed off and shutting down the poker client a lot faster. My Won money at showdown percentage for the last month plus is only at 40%. 40% is absolutely pathetic. Normal is about 50%. I'm running into the top of everyones range constantly.

I haven't played in any BBT4 events since a mookie a few weeks ago when I had a huge chip stack and gave most of it away when my flush was no match for Dr Pauly's flopped quads. I run goot. Not sure how many more BBT4 events I'll be able to play. I was hoping to defend my BBT title, but it looks like neither I or Loretta8 will be in the tournament of champions.