Thursday, September 25, 2008

Maybe A Serious, Insightful Post..

Well the WCOOP overall was a complete failure. I didn't really do well in the $5k main event. I lost a big pot early vs ADZ with KK Vs AA.

PokerStars Game #20588949008: Tournament #200800033, $5000+$200 Hold'em No Limit
- Level III (100/200) - 2008/09/21 18:04:02 ET
Table '200800033 11' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: jerryson (37125 in chips)
Seat 2: NICOFAB (23635 in chips)
Seat 3: Cre8ive (28625 in chips)
Seat 4: jum_jum (31625 in chips)
Seat 5: ADZ124 (23355 in chips)
Seat 6: M.nosbocaJ (27000 in chips)
Seat 7: pokerfun4321 (16515 in chips)
Seat 8: MezmerizePLZ (24590 in chips)
Seat 9: dmmikkel (25035 in chips)
ADZ124: posts small blind 100
M.nosbocaJ: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [Kc Kd]
pokerfun4321: folds
MezmerizePLZ: folds
dmmikkel: folds
jerryson: folds
NICOFAB: folds
Cre8ive: raises 400 to 600
jum_jum: calls 600
ADZ124: raises 1800 to 2400
M.nosbocaJ: folds
Cre8ive: raises 8000 to 10400
jum_jum: folds
ADZ124: raises 12955 to 23355 and is all-in
Cre8ive: calls 12955
*** FLOP *** [5s 8d 7c]
*** TURN *** [5s 8d 7c] [Ah]
*** RIVER *** [5s 8d 7c Ah] [Ts]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
ADZ124: shows [Ac Ad] (three of a kind, Aces)
Cre8ive: shows [Kc Kd] (a pair of Kings)
ADZ124 collected 47510 from pot

I thought he would 3bet with a lot of hands, so I wanted to protect my hand, get heads up (get the button out), and I tried to represent AK so maybe he would shove it in with JJ/QQ/AK etc.. but he had Aces. I had a big discussion about the hand on pocketfives and some people brought in great advice and the best play is probably just calling his raise preflop. Therefore, if he is raising a lot of hands there then we get value from the crap hands he raises. Their advice was basically go with the kings on any decent flop, so basically you're not getting away from KK vs AA on good flops. I dont know how I feel about making it 6200 and folding, because people are smart/tricky enough to make moves and he doesn't HAVE TO HAVE AA if he does 5bet. I don't know. Pretty interesting hand given the dynamics of the tournament and being so deep.

Anyway, I have been waking up early the past couple of days. I have been up at 8:30am to work out and then get other stuff done during the day. It's a good schedule and I hope I can continue with it. I went to bed at 1am last night but tonight its 2:30am and I haven't gone to bed yet. I need to turn off this computer and go to sleep. But everything is going good in life. My sisters wedding was last weekend and that was a success and everything went well. I'm really happy for her.

Onto talking about life. This is the insightful post I was talking about in the title. I spend a lot of time thinking about life, not just my life, but life in general. I used to look at life as something so complex and hard to understand but it's really not as bad as I've made it out to be. I used to say when I was in college "I cant wait to get done with school so I can go out into the real world and do whatever I want to do." Well, I finished school and now I miss it. Everyone would tell me while I was in college that college is the best time of your life and enjoy it and I did. But I didn't think I would miss it. I thought I would be happy being an adult and done with all the responsibilities I had and didn't necessarily enjoy doing. Although you have to do homework and go to class, college is awesome because of the social aspect of it. You have people your age around you all the time, interacting, having fun. For those of you who are still there, really, enjoy it lol... I now sound like the people who told me the same thing.

This isn't just necessarily about school, sorry. This is about life in general. In life you just need to figure out what you want to do and do it. Don't make excuses, don't hold yourself back, don't be scared to fail. I think that if people put in the effort and have the determination and drive they can accomplish anything. I know all this sounds corny but believe me. Its like I had an epiphany, lol. I have made so many things complex in my life when they don't need to be. Life is what you make it. Be happy, do what makes you happy. Everyone's life is different. I know in my life I want to be rich and be able to have financial freedom so that I don't have that barrier in my way. I feel like money can give you the opportunity for a lot of things and I'd like to have that money so I can worry about the other things in my life I care about as well. Such as family, friends, incorporating both, etc. Other people are happy just living a simple life, having a family, working a job they enjoy and this and that. All this is fine. Everyone is different. Everyone needs to live their life. I also know I want to do great things in my life and accomplish certain things. I like a challenge and I know I will always challenge myself with something no matter what stage of my life I'm at.

Alright, that's my 1 cent on that topic. I know that's not the correct expression, but I have another cent I could talk about but I will leave it at that. It's getting late I should of went to bed a while ago. Thanks for the read, goodnight guys.

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