Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2nd at Ramblers, and the RETURN of the SKILLS GAME!



After reading Miami Don's blog and talking by email to him, I am going to give it a shot at bringing back the Skills Game. I always enjoyed it, and it gave me the opportunity to practice more on non-NLHE games. One minor change I am making (at least of the first tournament) is it will not be a double stack. I plan on having it doublestack for Pot-Limit tournaments, but not the Limit ones. Please feel free to leave me feedback on that idea, I will take everyone's thoughts into consideration. So go sign up already!!

I also managed to finish 2nd at NYRamblers HA tournament last night. I nice turnout of 17 players, and I entered the final table with a top 3 stack, but was on the left of Loretta8, who was apparently in God Mode last night during the tournament. Say what you will, usually I like being on the left of people with open ranges of hands they will play, but against someone in God Mode, hell no!!

Somehow I actually took the chip lead away from him briefly, but a couple of hands where I was likely outplayed, and a few others where I saw that I got rivered out of a pot, and I finsh 2nd. Great game Loretta8 (and to Lightning36 for finshing 3rd). So if Loretta8 was God last night, does that make me Chris Furgenson?

6 comments:

OhCaptain said...

Glad to hear it. I never got to play it before, its on Tuesdays when I normally play bar poker, but I've been reconsidering my time there lately. I hope to give it a shot.

RaisingCayne said...

Loretta8 is a superuser account.

I'll do my best to remember to register for the skillz games.

lightning36 said...

Maybe we should just break Loretta8's legs ...

Geez -- it sucks when a great player becomes a card rack. Of course, his stack let him bluff all night long. He was directly to my right almost the entire night. I played like a meek little lamb to slide into third.

Nice job, bro. It was just his night.

Shrike said...

I have to think altering the structure a bit such that everyone doesn't have only 5 BBs in their stack in the late game would be very beneficial ... I would prefer the doublestacks at all times, personally.

HighOnPoker said...

Smart move with the single-stack limit games in the Skillz. GL running it. I'll try to attend if I am home in time.

Zeem said...

Thank you for your efforts in the name skillzy play everywhere!