"Whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail."- Lao TzuI ended a twelve day break away from the tables earlier today with two $5 three table SNGs, a good place for me to get my feet wet after a sizeable layoff. I busted out 29th in the first one. What's a better welcome back to Party Poker, than a swift kick in the junk? A-10 in MP. I limped in, four callers, and flopped top two pair with two hearts on the board. I bet double the pot size. I got one caller. I put him on a medium ace or a flush draw. A rag fell on the turn and I moved all-in. He called with AQo and you know what he caught in the river... so I won't bother telling you.
Then I came in 3rd in another $5 three table SNG. No action for my Hilton Sisters either time!! Won a monster pot with 99 when I flopped: 9KK. Lost a coinflip with AK vs. 77 shortstack and won another with 99 vs. AJ bigstack. The decisive hand of the night was beating Big Slick with AQs when I flopped a set of Queens. I also cracked AA with Q5s in the BB. Mr. cool-guy-toughster-fancy-slow-player from Long Beach decided to limp in MP. I flopped top pair and put him all-in on the flop. He called, I had him covered... then river'd him when I hit my set of ladies on the river. Yeah bra.... surf's up, pal!
I forgot tot tell you about the odd phonecall I had with my brother last Sunday morning. I called him from Coventry, Vermont to let him know I made it in the show and that I was still alive. Of course, it was early and I wasn't tripping. At least I don't think I was. My brother told me that a certain blogger got KO'd on the first hand of the morning $5 NL multi on Party Poker. Here's what Derek wrote:
AlCantHang got KO'd very early. I think he had an early morning appointment with his bartender that he didn't want to miss. So-Co shots must have been half off.Anyway, I apologize for the lack of poker content the last few days. Poker has been low on my priority list. I wish I had the time to read my favorite poker blogs or surf for German-pissing bondage porn. I'm in the process of moving out of my studio, on the verge of a quick trip out to New Mexico, all the while attempting to replenish my brain cells one by one, and fervishly writing during every waking hour I've had since my return to NYC and ending my cosmic orgy with narcotics and 18 year-old hippie girls. I finally had the chance to play cards today. It felt great. I hope to play in the morning multi on Saturday. Check y'all later.