Friday, June 23, 2006

No poker, just Blackjack whoring

No pokery goodness last night for me. I only played blackjack and finished the first casino’s wager requirements. I was as low as $159 but finished on a sick run and got ridiculously lucky as I increased my bets at the right time using the method that Klopzi posted about. Once I won 3 in a row I increased my bet 1 unit. I finished at the high point of the whole time I played and will be cashing out $230 tonight. It took me about 3 hours to complete the requirements so that is a nice $130 profit for such a small amount of time. I will be moving on to the next casino in Scurvydog’s list this weekend at some point.

Not to worry though. Poker is not on the backburner for me. After getting crushed over the last few days, I just needed a quick break and this did the trick. It was monotonous and frustrating at times (who knew you could get beat runner runner runner runner in Blackjack? You can. ) but now I have a small pad for the bankroll that I can blow at poker.

I plan on playing low limit cash games and SNG over the next couple weeks to resuscitate the existing bankroll while keeping the casino fund separate. That is unless my bad run at poker continues and then will dip into it, but I don’t expect that to happen. I just have to play good sound poker and play within my smaller bankroll.

With that said, I will be playing the normal tourneys on Stars and that includes the DADI next week. Not only will I be playing, but a part of the crew will be teaming up to meet Jordan’s challenge for a last longer bet. Yup, I was somehow accepted by a couple cash game guys who want to prove they can do this tourney thing just as well as anyone. They both showed just that last night in the Not too. Both jjok and MiamiDon final tabled the Not. Congrats to waffles to taking it down heads up against Don. I didn’t expect my addiction to keep me up that late last night or I would have played too but since I wanted to finish the blackjack requirements, I was able to witness the last couple players including George going out 3rd just as I tuned in. I know Iak was at the final table as well (Check out the new banner, it rocks!). Great job guys!

I did spend some more time going over where I went wrong in the Mookie in that hand with doubleas. You might have seen my post of the hand history. I NEVER dwell on certain hands so don’t get me wrong; I am not dwelling on it. I am trying to use it to expand my game though because doubleas was nice enough to explain his reasoning and it was very thought provoking for me. Coming from a highly successful player, I can learn from his comments and that is what I am hoping I do.

I think that is about it for me today. Not much else to say. It looks like the kids might get washed out this weekend because we have a bunch of rain coming in again. If it holds off, my 9 yr old has a playoff game at 9am tomorrow and my 5 yr old has his last t-ball game. We got the trophies at the house the other day so hopefully we can fit it in and put an end to the season as planned.

Best of luck this weekend.

12 Comments:

At 9:31 AM, Blogger TripJax said...

hhhmmm, i might have to dabble in this when i need a poker break...

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Klopzi said...

I love the way that the call of blackjack has started sweeping through the poker community.

Who knew it'd only take a couple of us getting lucky to get everyone hooked?

:)

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Yeah Klopzi...I haven't gotten the itch, but I'm late to everything...

Chris, I should have known you'd be part of my Melinda Fan Club from the get go! We're working on a date for the convention.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger mookie99 said...

Just waiting for all the blackjack blogs to start sprouting up.

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger drewspop said...

Melinda rocks!

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger doubleuwhy said...

klopzi, It's not luck... it's +EV as long as we all follow the math. :)

Keep going drewspop, a free $1K never hurts anyone.

 
At 12:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy playing blackjack because it has the best odds and I tend to play blackjack while gambling online.

 
At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve always been sceptical about gambling. At University friends did a lot in the casinos in the city and lost a load of cash to some dodgy people and places. But eventually a friend said “Play online casino”, and I agreed to give it a go (after about four hours and debating the risks). So I signed up and played my first game of online casino blackjack, I lost but it was fun! Kept playing and was lucky enough to break even until I got the hang of it!
Has anybody got any tips or any success stories?

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Blackjack has always been my fav casino I dont know if its the rush of the game or the fact of instant action , I also like three
card poker but my luck is not be very good on it honestly , I like playing blacjack quite a bit in online casinos so if
anybody knows of any good blackjack casinos with good bonuses let me know
play blackjack

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate going to casinos, it’s so competitive and if you lose you know who has taken your money and can even watch them walk away with it. Plus those high roller casino types you see throwing stupid amounts of money on the table makes everyone fold all the time, it makes things worse! So I’ve started playing online casino blackjack instead, blackjack is a friendlier game as you don’t compete directly against the other players. You’re all just trying to beat the dealer, you don’t hate each other and you can even have a friendly chat.

 
At 4:39 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Great post. Still I prefer to play online blackjack when it comes to casino. It is one of the oldest casino banking game. This game involves a bit tough strategies but once you set your hand on this game then there won't be any problem.

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Your article is really great. I would say this is only one of the easy way to play game in the casino, I usually play this game online.
blackjack

 

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