Fourth of July
I had an excellent break from Poker this weekend. No Poker from Friday until tonight. Friday was a down day. I lost like $75. It was relaxing taking a break. Swimming with the son, two fireworks shows, some barb-e-que. Very sweet. I should do it more often. So I hit the tables and I am unstopable. I made $31 in the cash games. Basically did "The Move", bluff betting a NUT flush draw, then checking when I make the flush. The other guy of course pushes with a weaker flush thinking he has me, and I double up. The other table was up and down. I finally ended up six ahead and decided to call it a night.
The SNGs continue to be the best thing for me. I played three tonight. two 20/2's and a 5/1. I basically played very well. Won first place in the 20/2 and 5/1, and then went out fifth in the second 20/2. I had pocket 7's, short stacked, against AQ. Do they always spike the ace? Do I always miss the ace? You better beleive it. No complaints though. I got really lucky in the first place 20/2. I had <1K chips HU vs the chip leader. Push with some crappy T7 and hit a straight. I then push again with pocket 2's and river a set. So I go from being the chip dog to the point where I call his all in with T5 and hit my 5 to win. It was exxxxcelent.
The stack is back up to the mid 500's. So basically I erased Friday. Hope to make some progress this week though. Wish me luck!