ah, a pleasant weekend....
- Saw Dave Matthews Band over at Datsun/Nissan Pavilion Saturday night - I'm sure it's a band that gets a lot of eyerolls from people at times, but hey, I have a soft spot for a group that was slogging away in Charlottesville the same time I was working at WXJM over in Harrisonburg as your average college radio DJ - they did headline a small benefit show for us back in the day that may have drawn a few hundred people.. and now they can easily fill an amphitheatre with 20,000 people...
Say what you will, but when you see a DMB show, especially in their backyard, you are guaranteed full effort and full value for your ticket - they still play a very tight, energetic live show... and on a wonderfully clear, non-humid Virginia night, that definitely works...
-Ran semi decently at our weekly bar poker tourneys... Of course, Jenn came out last week after missing a few sessions and won, naturally, because she crushes.... I picked up a third place this week.... since we start out with 7K in chips at 100/200, it's not deep stacked at all, so between this and all the recent SnGs I'm working on, I've gotten really, really good at pushbot poker with 8-12BB - that's all I can really do there, because it's so, so hard to pick up pots without a hand, and after an hour or two, there really isn't any room for play past the flop.
One interesting hand this week.
Seven handed, folded around to me in the SB, I have about 30K at 1K/2K, I barely cover the BB who is a known tight player. I complete with 97o, she checks.
Flop QQ9. I check, she bets pot, 4K, I call.
Turn 9. I like it, but check - can't think of anything she calls with that isn't Qx if I lede - she checks behind.
River 4. I check intending to call a bet. She only bets 4K. Now I start thinking, there's no way she has a Queen with that bet and decide to move in. She instacalls, I instasay, "shit."
She has 44 for the rivered underboat. MHIG, strangely enough.
I don't think I'd ever do that in a real money situation. Line's pretty meh, right?
Anyhow, one week from a vacation of sorts. mini-woot.