"I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety."- Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act iii. Sc. 2I am realizing that the Tao of Poker is a more popular site that I ever envisioned it to be. I got recognized once again by a reader!
Firstly, I had a good day on Party Poker. I won the only SNG tournament I played in... and I fared well at the No Limit ring games. I thought I was done for the day, but my brother got knocked out of a WSoP super satellite and I decided to see who was online. I joined Maudie at her NL table.
About ten minutes into the session, I lost a big pot with JJ. Actually I called a $5 reraise preflop (when I knew I was beat) and folded on the flop when he bet $10. That guy had KK and he beat out some fish who called him with A8o. Good laydown, but I should have never seen a flop. A few hands later, I was recognized by the guy with pocket KKs. Here's a little of the chat:
***** Hand History for Game 573115745 *****Some quick poker lingo... the Hammer is a nickname for the worst hand in poker: 2 and 7 off suit. The nickname was made popular by the Poker Grub aka Grubby.
Table Sauted Onions (Real Money)
Seat 5 is the button
Total number of players : 9
Seat 1: ABory ( $22.65 )
Seat 2: TurboRacing ( $31.3 )
Seat 3: bullscelt ( $10 )
Seat 5: Sinanju ( $25.05 )
Seat 6: Pauly ( $28.25 )
Seat 7: Maudie_B ( $32.95 )
Seat 8: kortoxe ( $17.7 )
Seat 10: Eldrik ( $94.45 )
Seat 9: redsox54 ( $24.5 )
Pauly posts small blind [$0.25].
Maudie_B posts big blind [$0.5].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Pauly [ 5s 4s ]
Pauly: nice hand, hammer Maudie?
TurboRacing calls [$0.5].
Eldrik: Hrm. Pauly of weblogging fame Pauly?
Maudie_B: No hammer
** Dealing Flop ** [ 4h, 3h, As ]
Pauly: does my reputation preceed me?
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7s ]
Eldrik: Well, once you mentioned the hammer it was obvious.
** Dealing River ** [ Qh ]
Eldrik: I read your site.
AlCantHang: who doesn't?
TurboRacing bets [$2].
Pauly: I guess I'm famous.
Eldrik: Geez, regular bloggers convention.
Man, Party Poker is filled with plenty of poker blog readers. I'm meeting new fans everyday. It was weird at first, but I'm getting used to it. The Tao of Poker is more popular than I ever imagined. I might have to change my Party Poker screen name in order to play incognito. What was funny... was that both Chris Halverson and Al Can't Hang were watching me and Maudie play and saw what went down.
Just another day at the tables, eh?