Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I Love Heads Up

I came home in a good mood. Singing and ready to play some poker. So when I noticed TripJax on Yahoo, I couldn't resist inviting him for a HU match. We had talked about playing on Sunday and I was looking forward to a challenge with the infamous TripJax. It was an excellent game. He was a solid player, just as I had expected. The game concluded after 97 hands. For the final play, I had to make a very tough call. I had 8 5 and landed two pair by the turn. The flop came with 9 high and a possible straight if TripJax had a 6. No flush possibility. He bet the flop and turn. So when he pushed on the river. I figured that he did not have the straight. I just thought if he had it, he would have pushed on the flop or turn and taken the pot down. It was certainly worth it by the turn and not worth risking my hitting a better hand. So I called. And I was right..whew..Great game!!!

On the sidelines, we had DonkeyPuncher, GaryC, and WillyWonka. I tried to talk GaryC into being my next challenge, but he wouldn't go for it. Apparently everyone has had the opportunity to beat him except me..lol..I feel soooo "deprived". While we were chatting someone asked about my HU stats, so I gave them a recap. The stats here on my blog include bloggers and other players. The guys pointed out to me that my results against bloggers have been more favorable..12 to 8 to be exact. Interesting...

DP - Good Luck in the next round of the HUC 2!!

I didn't get around to my gloating and victory dance because in the middle of my game, I got news that was highly disappointing. It made my $10 win seem meaningless in comparison.

Lastly, I missed one of the recent blogger victories on my post the other day of winners. Congrats to 100-2-infinity who cashed on the final table in a Omaha MTT on Party Poker! Sorry buddy. That was definitely worthy of a mention!

5 comments:

TripJax said...

Good times. We'll play again no doubt. And I gotta gets me one of them there headphones...

DP said...

You know you have a gambling addiction when you love heads up poker...

I challenged this supposed big shot player (a friend of a friend) in a heads up match for $50 which would take place at my friends college... his reply, "You know, we should really play some time, I like to play poker with other people as a social thing but, yeah, we play higher stakes... like $50 to $100, you know... we should definitely get a game going sometime but I like to play with other people because it's more social, I don't usually play heads up"

I wasn't about to coerce the guy into losing his money... so I just told him to call me when he had a game going. The great thing about heads up is that you get to play EVERY HAND...

HighOnPoker said...

Hey V. I think your record against me is 2-3. Looking at your stats, that might make me the winningest blogger against V. So, I propose a rematch. Are you down?

DP said...

I wish I could play you guys heads up... what a pain. My UB account is suspended. Titan and Noble don't accept Epassporte for payments. Maybe I'll sign up for another payment website... you guys use Neteller?

Veneno said...

Trip..Glad to see ya with the headset yesterday! And looking forward to another match.

DP..Me addicted to poker? Was there ever a doubt?..lol..yes I doo love the action. And Neteller works fine.

Jordan..It is true..YOU have beat me HU more than anyone period. So rematch? Absolutely!