Back in the ring

I’ve been playing a lot more ring games lately, partly to chase the Party poker bonus and partly because I’ve felt so sharp in them the past few days.  Although I’ve been running good, I’ve also been playing very well and I’ve had a lot of fun.  I’ve been beating 30/60 for an unsustainable 6 bb/100 for a week or so and that always make playing more fun!

I figured out that when I was playing a ton of ring games, I tended to get a bit lazy about table selection.  I’ve been much more careful the past week to look for my buddies and be patient on the wait lists for a good tables.  I even watched one table for four orbits while I waited for my seat and I had some great reads by the time I sat down.

I’m giving very serious consideration to playing a few minor events at the WSOP by just directly buying in.  At this point, I could afford to buy into the main event and still be more than adequately bankrolled to keep playing my current games, but I’m just not sure I’m willing to invest that much cash in such a crapshoot.

I was the points leader in the big Sunday VIP event, but I forgot to register this weekend.  I was planning to buy-in and just sit out and see if I was still in contention.  I obviously should have done so, because I’m still third even with a big “0” for last weekend.  Oh well!

I had a great long weekend in NYC.  I met up with Rocketplayer from ITH and had a great time in general.  We ate at Morimoto’s new place in the Meatpacking District.  His food is as inventive as it appears to be Iron Chef.  We had an amazing meal with a great mix of sushi and Western influenced food.  The presentation and attention to detail was phenominal.  The building was also impressive, with interesting design touches that held the noise down while preserving a very modern and clean line.  It is very much on my short list of places I’d be very happy to go back to, even with as many great choices in New York that we have not yet done.

By Nsidestrate

I'm a hard-core limit ring game poker player who is becoming a degenerate sports bettor. I'm sure it will all make more sense if you read on.