Saturday, May 9, 2020

Hello, my name is OhCaptain...

It's been a very long time since I posted here. I'm not saying I'll post here more often but I feel like writing here tonight.

This pandemic is really a weird thing. I've been working from home since March 11, which is good. I really feel for those that are losing their jobs. This whole things sucks, but I've really tried to keep most politics off this blog.

If there was ever a time I'd like to have online poker's now. I'm stuck at home. The card rooms are closed. online poker.

I've been playing a few games online. Free poker is still there. I've been playing that, what can I say, I'm still a junkie for check raising tourists.

My whiskey club has been meeting virtually. We created a Home Game on PokerStars and have been playing there. It sort of works. Most of the guys are convinced online poker is rigged. I'm not sure I believe that, but it seems to fall in my favor more than it doesn't.

Why am I posting? I don't know. I just finished playing a several hour poker tournament online, while Rounders played on the monitor next to me. I guess I'm just Jonesing for the old days.

"Why the fuck did you lay that down?" - said Tedd KGB.

What I really love about this movie is I really relate to Mikey McD. I've always admired his style of play. It's honest but smart. It's patient but when it's time, it crushes. There's a lot of joy sitting at the table with Teddy KGB and knowing his tells. Using those tells to play the man, not the cards.

I've spent portions of my life sitting at the table with Teddy. He should be feared. Gawd damn, you do the wrong thing and the find your body in the Hudson. Playing straight up...he's never going to hurt you because it would kill his business if everyone knew his game was crocked.

"This son of bitch. All night with the check check check." - patience. Letting your opponent fall on their own sword. That's one of the best parts of the game.

Enough blathering for one night. Time to crash. Please...let's find some more games. Two stacks of high society are itching for a good time.