Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Poker Withdrawal

I have only played poker once in about the past month, the WPBT POY event a couple weeks ago. And I think I’m suffering from withdrawal. I had a vacation in there, and the preparation for/recovery from has kind of prevented me from having the time to get in any poker.

I've also been waiting until I can build my new desktop and server. I think my laptop could decide to crash at any minute now. I’m pretty sure that its waiting until I'm nearing the bubble of a large tournament, so I’ve been hesitant to use it. I also don't trust my server, where I have my poker tracker database, among other things, since it had some random hardware failure a few months ago.

Last weekend I was supposed to get replacements for both up and running. I got the server going fine. I’ve rebuilt my server a number of times in the past, but it had always been out of necessity due to some hardware failure, or virus. This time the old server is still functioning, its just time for an upgrade. Even though I was able to methodically make the cutover I have this feeling that there is something I forgot to configure. It’s been running for a few days now, and I haven't noticed anything different. We’ll have to see.

I also started to build my new desktop. I got as far as bringing all the parts downstairs before I realized that I had forgotten to order a motherboard. Just a minor detail that I may have overlooked. No big deal. It’s not like I really need one do I? So yeah, maybe sometime this week I'll get around to building it. And maybe sometime next year I’ll have a new computer to use.

Either way, I am going to be playing some cards this weekend. Our monthly game is back on, although I don't know what the expected turnout will be. From what I’ve heard its not going to be that great. .If I had to guess, I'd say around 20. People really need to get their priorities straight. We missed our game last month so there’s no excuse for missing this month’s game.

Then, on Sunday, we are celebrating my birthday with my, and my wife's family. We're having the second annual Mike’s Birthday Poker tournament. Look through the March archives of last year for a summary of the inaugural event. It should be interesting if nothing else. I think if you took the combined skill of everyone else attending and put them into one player, you would have someone who can almost recite the ranking of hands without a cheat sheet. Oh well. Maybe they’ll surprise me and some of them will know how to play. I’ll be happy if I can just get them to make a bet every once in a while.

I’ll have write ups for you either way.



Post a Comment

<< Home