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I think I can count the number of times I've played Mondays At The Hoy on one hand. I could be wrong, but I know I haven't played it many times. It's not that I don't want to play it every Monday, but in the past I've either had prior obligations or bank roll issues. Plus, with the number of blogger tournamentts there are these days, you just have to pick your poison.

Even with so few attempts at playing the MATH, I was still getting frustrated at not cashing in any of them. Lets face it, when you buy-in to a tournament, you want to win the damn thing. And when you don't win - or even cash - it smarts a little. Reading Hoy's posts every week and not seeing my name anywhere on the leaderboard always irked me. It may be stupid, but though I love the money that comes with tournaments, I also like to see my name on the leaderboards. For whatever reason, it helps give me a little motivation to play in more of the tournaments and try to bring my A game.

All the above duly noted, I was finally able to crack into the MATH money last night. I had one big suckout when I think we were down to two tables. I don't remember exact details of the hand or who I was up against, but I basically had it all-in with A9 vs AT on an Ace high flop and rivered a 9. On the very next hand I knocked out two players and suddenly was at or near the chip lead.

I never looked back at that point. Save for that suckout, I do think I played well and actually had a capital chance to win the tournament in my opinion. Down to 4 players I had a tough hand play out against Instant Tragedy (I've added you to my list of reads IT) and down to 3 players my two pair were looking good against Iggy's rockets until the river was a counterfeit board pair. Regardless, I'm happy with my play and am relieved to get that blonkey off my back at the Hoy tourneys. Now I just need to win one. With a little MATHmagics, I get a feeling that will happen soon.

I've been meaning to pimp Al's upcoming blogger bracelet race, but I'm glad I waited. All I can say is this is one of the best blogger tournmant advertisements ever (see below). Kudos to whoever created that one. Why do I get the feeling Mookie had a hand in this one? With Al's knowledge of capital knockers and Mookie's photoshop skeelz, it was inevitable.

I noticed the tournament is now available in the Full Tilt lobby and I plan to sign up tonight when I get home. Here are the details(and boobies)...

It wasn't that long ago that we three helped send a blogger to a WSoP event. I'm excited to know that others out there are motivated to continue to help the community storm the WSoP.

That's it for me today. No poker tonight, but I'll be back in the saddle on Wednesday for more Battle Of The Blogger Tournaments action and my favorite poker tournament, The Mookie.

Until next time, may the felt be with you.

posted by TripJax @ 9:57 AM,


At 12:13 PM, Blogger Instant Tragedy: Just Add Sean said...

As bad as that KK bite hurt you,it hurt me because I was out of sink. Couldn't get a hand on the final table for anything. Was happy to drop the Hammer and as I said before always glad to read your stuff daily.

You're a quality player. Now go off and donk my friend!!

All my best


At 12:17 PM, Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

congrats on the score, I have to say I had one of the best times ever play last nights even with all the aids humor. Congrats again, i'm still seeing nitemares of your frikin re-raises.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Eric a.k.a. Bone Daddy said...

ment to say "best times ever playing last night's event".

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Chipper said...

Nice cash in the MATH Tripjax! I'm same as you, I've played only a handful of MATH tourney's and I bubbled in every one of them. Wish I could join you all on Full Tilt but no bankroll over there and probably won't have any there anytime soon.

Enjoy the score - nice work!

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Chad Carpenter (Yahoo IM: carchd) said...

You can just tell everyone that when I won the WSOP seat last year I used it for RAZZ since it was my best showing :)

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous mookie99 said...

Congrats on the finish last night, nice score.

Keeley is hot.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger ZowieZ said...

You deserve a win. Nice one, Trip!

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Wtg last night, Trip. Looking forward to back to back cashes from you next week in the Hoy.


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