R-Day Minus 37

The Poker Mutant will be retiring (mostly) from poker on 1 January. This is the latest installment in his thrilling countdown to the End of Times.

Peeled a bunch of potatoes for Thanksgiving II this afternoon and then played a quick Ignition Casino $7 NLHE Jackpot Sit-n-Go with just the standard payout. The first player went out almost immediately flopping top two pair against a straight draw that got there on the turn, so I had 500 chips when we went HU against my opponent’s 1,000. I lost a little ground over a few hands, then jammed with less than 10bb and [ax 2x]. He called with [kx tx] and flopped Broadway.

I have to say, things are looking grim for the next month in my attempt to win $100K (or $98K as of today). Weekends are my only potential travel windows for big events, and family holiday (and other) obligations are playing havoc with what little flexibility there is in there. I’m not so sure how popular I’d be at home if I scheduled a trip to play poker on the weekend of my 30th wedding anniversary…and I’d have been playing the $250K GTD tournament on Ignition this afternoon if we weren’t hosting a turkey dinner.

After dinner, jumped into the Ignition Casino $30K NLHE Turbo half an hour in with 40bb. There was already a lot of jamming going on and by the time I got a chance to play my second hand [kd td], I was down to 12bb. A shorter stack behind me called with [ax kx] and a big stack was in. King on the flop, ten on the turn, but an ace on the river counterfeited my to pair and I was pretty short. I managed to triple up once, but was forced to go all in with [6h 7h] with 2bb after half an hour. Hit my pair on the flop but [ax qx] got a queen on the turn.

Took another shot at the Ignition Casino $4K GTD PLO8 but only made it half an hour, getting quartered on one big hand and then getting it in with first and third pair against top two.

I’m thinking about making a one-day trip to for one of the WPT Five Diamond satellites. Might as well go out with a bang!