Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Well, no PPM V cruise for me. I did well in all three tournaments, but not well enough. Two of them I went out within just a few spots of winning a cruise package.

I also played in a few MTTs and a bunch of SnGs the last couple of days, just to remind me why I hate tournaments so much. I must be a sadomasochist because at the same time I'm hating these tournaments, I have this strange compulsion to play in more. The story is always the same. Build up a nice stack, get deep (I final tabled over half of the MTTs I played in this weekend) and then in the span of about three crappy hands lose it all, just out of reach of the real prizes--the cruise package in some, or the big payouts in others.

For some reason that's more irritating than playing the same amount of time in cash games and dropping like $4k.

Ugh, that's it for today, I'm too annoyed.

Goal: PPM V, value $13,500. Total Spent: $1332. Status: Doh!


Anonymous Johnny FlopBoot said...

Tourneys are for suckers.. cash games all the way!

The only time I play a tourney is if a couple buddies are in and we can make a last longer, or if it's a live/home game type deal. I just can't handle playing perfect poker for 4-5 hours and then taking 1 bad beat on the bubble, now I get NOTHING! Buck that shite in it's face.

5:33 AM  
Blogger fairnbalncd said...

Last MTT saw me bust out before the bubble. Played all day on a Sunday for almost 8 hours. I agree with flopboot. Shooting for a package might be different though.

Keep the faith.

8:12 AM  
Blogger EstonB said...

Tourneys are so fucking painful. You should have done the VIP hand challenge thing. That way you're almost guaranteed a package, but it might not be any less painful. 10-tabling $10-20 SH sucked...

1:00 PM  
Blogger eric said...

You're going on the cruise, Eston?

I never even knew about the VIP hand challenge since that was over Christmas and I was taking a break from poker during that time. I would have done it had I known.

1:24 PM  
Blogger EstonB said...

Yeah I'll be there, but I won't be playing. I'm going as Mark's guest. I got a little of his action so I'll be cheering heartily.

4:56 PM  
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