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Happy New Year Folks! Last week I had a great feeling that this year might be the year I make my huge break in Poker. How do I know it? Look at the signs at how something new and different is happening since day 1 of 2012 in the world of Poker:
1. Victor ‘Isildur’ Blom wins the PCA high roller event.
2. Randy ‘Nanonoko’ Lew breaks the world record for most hands played in 8 hours.
3. Himanshu makes a hat-trick at achieving Fundoo ‘Fan of the week’ (I have won once, I’m not far behind. Mark My Words, H-shu, I will be back!)
4. My Friend Leon got his 10-7 cracked by Aces. (Yes, You read that right. If you ever wonder who are those ****** who kept cracking your aces online with silly-donkey calls, it might be my friend Leon on the other end)
So yesterday, I decided to enroll myself in my 1st Live Tournament (yes, You read that right too, I do not have any experience in Live Tournaments, I have been saving that special spot for a very special tournament. Hmmm….I sound like Britney Spears on her promise to maintain her innocence* when she was 18/19)
*You know what I meant
So somewhat similar to Britney, I decided to break my…..I mean go and play my 1st live tournament in a 3K BI Tournament in a Nice local Bar & restaurant (Yup, Not Casino) with no cash prizes but some TV for Prize. Nice Start, Tiger!
I put on my favorite shirt, Put on my Hat which I got from Fulltilt (RIP), wore my best cologne and went to meet my 2 loyal poker buddies, Ramit ‘Kicks’ Khanduja & Susan ‘Bumblebee’ Modoli and off went the trio to their 1st Live tournament! Wooo Wooo Wooo!
As we reached the Bar, we were greeted by a cute waitress who directed us to the registration area.
I approached the lady with the clipboard ‘Ma’am, registration for 3 players’
’Sorry, sir, Registration is over, No More seats!’
(More Question Marks)
‘What? Why? I …I called you up and booked the seats’
’No sir, you said, you’ll come and register 3 days ago but you did’nt show up’
’Ok, sir . tell you what, I’ll open one seat for you’
I turned to Kicks & Bee, ‘So who goes? I’m the best so I’ll play
’Kicks kicked in ‘No way, let’s rock-paper-scissors for it’
‘ok, you’re drawing dead’
I stared into my opponents eyes, I knew exactly what they were thinking. I can read them like a book, rock-paper-scissors have been my specialized field.
Bee decided to let one of us play, don’t know why? But maybe those strikingly handsome male bartenders had something to do with it.
I know kicks, I’ve kicked his rear end countless of times on side-bets. I always knew what he would think. I’ll go for ‘rock’ cause he’s so going to put out a ‘scissor’.
The Paper! The Paper! Not the Paper :(…
And like that I was felted!
Kicks went in to play, while Bee and I decided to take a Booth. Ordered some nice refreshing beer and watched the tournament.
(They were using Fundoo Timer in the tournament)
As the tournament progress, I said to myself ‘well…maybe this is not the special one yet…maybe there’s something waiting for me…whenever it comes, I’ll be ready for it’
What a speech!
One of the Waiters came and showed us 2 dices and said ‘Hi, there’s a special offer today, if you can roll a ‘6’ with this dices then you win a free game of Pool’
A freeroll! LOL! Get it? A free-roll????
Bee got a ‘5’, feeling disappointed, she passed those 2 dices to me. I rolled and then lo! ‘4’ and a ‘2’ Wow! I Won the Free-Roll! LOL!
The waiter passed us the ticket for the pool game. I looked at Bee and asked ‘have you played pool before’
’WOW! This is a sign, even though we didn’t get a chance to play our 1st Live tournament, somehow destiny got us to play our 1st pool game’
’Great, What a sign from above’ I saw her rolling her eyes. Maybe the beer was making her woozy.
We went and played our 1st pool game. It was difficult playing a game never having played the game……and not knowing the rules of the game at all. Somehow we ended putting all balls in the pockets. Wee Haaaa!
Kicks got eliminated at level 3 of the tournament; He had many reasons why he got out. No one really cared. We headed back home with many stories in our head. Who knows what is in stored for us this year! Maybe great? Maybe Super Great? But whatever it is….We will be ready!
(Ho-boy! Martin, you already said that)
(So what? Maybe it’s a sign!)
Martin's Corner - List of Contents
15/03/2013 The Journey Begins!
10/03/2013 On Life Support
08/03/2013 Sometimes it just ain't your Day!
07/03/2013 I’m Back !!
02/03/2013 Just Another Cindrella Story
02/10/2012 The Sick Game of Omaha
13/09/2012 Dangerous Players at Home Games
12/09/2012 The Over Confident Opponent
11/09/2012 The Easiest Hand I Ever Played in My Life
28/08/2012 Was I wrong or was I wrong?
27/08/2012 Tackling the Micros!!
17/07/2012 Micro Millions Blog No. 3
14/07/2012 JOURNEY IN THE MICRO-MILLIONS
23/06/2012 Customized Prop Bets
15/05/2012 The Interview
11/04/2012 UP AND DOWN
20/03/2012 RUN GOOD WEEK
18/03/2012 Winning with 10 High
14/02/2012 Meeting with the Main Man
23/01/2012 Rajnikanth & Poker