Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Midweek Musings
Midweek Mookie Win and Skillz Cash Against Small Fields
We need to keep bloggers in Las Vegas more often. At least then I am able to cash in the weekly blogger tournaments. I got second in the Skillz game last night and won against a small but talented Mookie field tonight. It was good to get the Mookie monkey off my back. I won the second one I played in, and then went winless until tonight. I got a few second places and made some final tables, but just could not seal the deal. Streak broken.
Always Bad Chit When I Am Away
Every time I head to Las Vegas, something bad happens at home. This year I didn't even make it all the way to Las Vegas before the disaster happened. I called home during my brief layover in Denver and found that my wife had been in an accident in our van. An unlicensed driver turned right in front of her. The damage is somewhere between $3,000 and $6,000. And of course, the guy who owned the car my wife hit (brother of the driver) has his auto insurance through a high-risk insurance agency, so of course they have been doing everything to delay paying and making things right. We hope to get our van back in just over a week.
Calling All Bloggers
Stop by Mondogarage's blog and offer a few words of encouragement. Mondo's wife has a serious medical problem and is doing her best to fight through it. Although I only know Mondo through his blog and the blogger tournaments, I do know that this has to have taken a toll on him. Mondo is a good guy (despite his over-the-top Obama support - he he) and could certainly use our support, prayers, karma, and whatever.
Blackhawks Changes on Day 1 of Free Agency
The Chicago Blackhawks added Marian Hossa and lost Martin Havlat and Nikolai Khabibulin. No way they were going to keep the Bulin Wall since they are paying so much money to Christobal Huet. Although Havlat was a fan favorite, he lost many games to injury. Getting Hossa instead of Havlat will improve the Hawks.
Unfortunately, the Vancouver Canucks resigned Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Geez -- they would have looked great wearing the red, black, and white ...
Live Poker Possibilities in July
Now that my World Series of Poker is over, I might look to play in a couple of tournaments in Indiana. The Heartland Poker Tour is at the Majestic Star Casinos in Gary this month, and the 4th Annual Denny Crum Poker Open is at the Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana. Both casinos are within a reasonable distance of my house. The bar for blogger poker performance has been set high in Las Vegas this summer. Time for me to do my part.


Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Hey, small field or not, a win is a win! Congrats

1:43 AM  
Blogger Shrike said...

Sedins stayed at a good price! The Blackhawks budget going forward is screwed. Expect Seabrook to come home in a year. Wheeeeeee!


2:42 AM  
Blogger smokkee said...

finally a TOC seat....

oh wait, nvm


4:19 PM  
Blogger Mondogarage said...

Thanks for all the well wishes...she keeps fighting and (slowly) improving.

I did a double take when I saw a Mookie with 14?!??! runners? More like walkers, but way to take it down. Congrats!

And lol, smokkee....

6:45 PM  

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