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Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I've been reading posts Gary's on the DON Tourneys on Pokerstars and thought I'd give them a shot.

I seldom play on PS, mainly because I like the shorter blind levels on Full Tilt. The $6-18 man SNG on FT generally last only around 45 minutes.

I played two of the $10 level DONs last night, bricking one (card dead) and cashing in the second. One thing I noticed was how tight everyone was playing, especially as the bubble approached. Stealing blinds was relatively easy. Both tournaments lasted a little over an hour, longer than I like, but I think I can deal with it. I'll update to let you know how it goes.

J-Dawg's Poker Extravagnza was cancelled last night because we couldn't get enough players together, so I joined Ms. Lucki Duck for a going away party for one of her co-workers.

It was held at a local "Tex-Mex" restaurant that is known for their "White-Wings." If you're not familiar with "White-Wings," it's a grilled chicken breast wrapped around a cheese stuffed jalapano, then the chicken is wrapped in bacon and fried. OH MY it is slap yo Mamma good! It's served with a side of deep fried jalapanos, an adult beverage and the phone number of the local cardiologist!

Good food, good drink, good company, good time!


  1. Just curious why do you like shorter blind levels?? In my experienced (like that word) opinion longer blind levels help the better players and shorter makes it more of a shove fest quicker. Is it the time factor???

  2. Coop-

    Your experience is correct! The time factor is the main reason. I know I'm giving up some EV with the turbos, but I really enjoy the up tempo pace.

  3. I've always liked the longer levels myself. What can I say, I've lots of staying power

  4. Wolfman-

    Heh. Staying power.

    I'll have you know my wife said our wedding night was the most exciting 30 seconds she's ever had!

  5. Hell, my weddingnight my ex said she was tired.

  6. Dang -- that sounds like one fine meal! I mean, if you are gonna eat something bad for you, might as well make it baaaaaaaaaad.

  7. Yeah lightning it's a heart attack on a plate, but SOOOOO good!

  8. I don't know about the $10 ones but tried a fiver and they are anything but tigght.

  9. Wolf-

    I've only played a few so far, but they've generally been pretty tight.