No Surf – Poker Instead

Surf was on the small side today and I’m nursing a sore throat anyway so I did my second favorite sport, (after surfing of course), and played some poker at the Bicycle Club Casino.

They’ve got a Hold ’em tournament every day that starts at 1pm and it’s only $40 to enter. They usually get 150 – 200 people so the jackpot can be a couple grand for 1st place, (they pay out the last 18 spots – but you don’t get into any significant money unless you finish in the top 3).

Been in a rut the last 6 months and can’t seem to get past the last 5 tables… Today was no exception…

Two hours into the tourney I looked around and noticed we were down to 5 tables, (we started with 15), looked down at my short stack, looked at the guy under the gun who raised, looked at everyone who folded in between us and pushed all in from the small blind with my 8-7 off suit… unfortunately he turned over pockets JJ so I was in a tough spot… especially when J came on the flop!

Took my beating then headed over to the 2-4 limit game where I can usually make my $40 back and get myself at least even for the day’s play… guess the poker Gods were not with me today as I took bad beat after bad beat… In the last hand a guy with 7-4 calls my pre-flop raise with A-Q only to end up with a full house on the river after I flopped a Q… that’s poker!

Small surf on tap again for tomorrow… but I’ve got a 4pm tee-time for after I get off work, (love these longer days!), so I’ll play on the links instead of the felt.  🙂

Pray for surf!


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