Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chris Ferguson Challenge - Season II

So it was about this time last year (June 17th, 2009 to be exact) that I embarqued on the Chris Ferguson Challenge with $0.27 in my FTP account. I managed to reach a high point of just over $3K, and cashed out $1500 on April 20th to support my live bankroll.

I am officially starting season 2 of the Chris Ferguson Challenge with $10.99 in my FTP account as of 6/27/2010. I cashed in the Daily Dollar Sunday and Monday, after which I grinded it out @ the .01/.02 PLO8 9-handed tables. That left me with $18.10 entering Tuesday.

The one place I may violate the Challenge rules is to play in my own $5.50 Booze Cruise tourneys on Tuesday & Thursday @ 21:10 ET. I played last night and chopped w/Cubbies, getting $8.50. I also qualified for the Fantasy Poker PLO Freeroll and ended up taking 5th for $58. Thus my FTP bankroll sits @ $79.10 heading into action this evening.

Thanks for stopping by & Good Luck to you @ the tables!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Vegas is always fun, but after a week I'm happy to be home. I'll do my best to write up a decent trip report in the next few days.

Thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Now on Twitter!

Due to "popular" demand I am now on Twitter! I'll do my best to post updates while in Las Vegas next week and playing in the WSOP!

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Monday, June 14, 2010

6 Days til Las Vegas!!!

We are now a week away from Las Vegas and my 1st WSOP event. Getting updates from friends that are already playing in events has elevated my anticipation for next week. I spent all weekend dealing for our school/chuch festival and there was definitely a wide range of talent, mostly on the scary bad side.

Looking forward to meeting up w/lightning, CK, and some of the other bloggers while I'm out there. One of the best parts of the trip last year was getting to meet and play some live poker with TuscaloosaJohnny and 1Queens Up1

BLAARGH! - I'm saving the "going pro" post for after I return, hopefully with a couple big cashes!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Turn the Page

A couple items the last week of May put me on life tilt. On the last Tuesday we put down our 14 year old chocolate lab & on Thursday I was blindsided by a mass layoff @ work. I later found out my boss was also part of the cuts, so that made me feel a little better, but not much. We are watching every penny and to add to the stress our house has been on the market for over a year now.

It is now June and I am doing my best to turn the page from being pissed off to looking back on the layoff as the best thing that could have happened. I'm doing my best to have a positive outlook on everything going forward. I have updated my resume and applied for ~ 15 positions so far. I am working out every day & have lost ~ 20 pounds over the last couple months.

I am still going to Las Vegas in a couple weeks for the WSOP and looking forward to it. As you may remember I won entry into a $1500 WSOP event + $700 spending money by finishing in the top 3 of our local 1st year poker club. If I were to choose not to go to the WSOP then the prize would go to the 4th place finisher, so it's not like I can just choose the cash option. Add in the fact that I have the opportunity to earn more in 1 week than I could in 5 years @ my old job & going to Vegas is +EV.

I am planning on playing WSOP event #42 NL Hold'em on Wednesday June 23rd. I'm also playing the PLO8 Binion's Classic event on Monday the 21st. Wish me luck, as we need all the good karma we can get right now!

Thanks for stopping by & best of luck to you @ the tables!