I didn't realize how much I missed the poker circuit in the five months I've been away. If you truly love this game as I do, you can't beat the excitement of lining up to enter a tournament with a shot at $100K or entering a satellite for a chance of entering a big tournament or sitting down in one of the plethora of available cash games or seeing old friends you've met along the tournament trail.
It's great to be back.
I have no success to report...sat down in a 2-5 NL game as soon as I got to the Gold Strike and picked up kings vs. aces and got it all in preflop. Damn, I had serious WSOP flashbacks with that hand. I've been running uphill since. (Don't worry Amy. I haven't lost my ass...yet.)
Sadly, this stay will be brief as I have to go back to school on the 11th. I also miss Amy like crazy. :) Perhaps I can make it back for a weekend before it's all over.
Wonder why I never gave that one-year wrap up report? I felt as if I needed this grandiose concluding post and I never took the time to do it. There was school and there was Amy, and yes, some poker too (though much less poker than in the preceeding months.) If you have read this blog from the beginning, or taken the time to go back and read my first post in October 2004, you will see that the whole creation of this blog was based on my preparation for my one-year journey into the poker world. Now that's over, so this blog must evolve to continue. As I get back to writing it, I'll probably delve into plenty of non-poker topics, but there will be a review of the best of the year as well. I'm trying to think what my Top 10 moments were, for instance...