If you're from England, you drink beer. Lots of beer.
But what if you play poker too? Well, as mentioned before, drunk is the new sober.
I arrived back in England on Thursday for a few days. Last night I went out with some old friends and got pretty drunk.
I got home about 2am and decided to play some poker. I don't have my 3 x 30" monitors here of course so I figured I'd venture onto the higher stakes tables and just play four of them on my laptop. So, I joined 2 x $5/$10 tables and 2 x $2/$4 tables. Now I've never played $5/$10 before, but I recently decided that I need to give it a try at least.
I built my $1k starting stack up to nearly $10k on one table. :)
The funny thing about playing pissed out of your head, is that it makes you completely fearless! lol. Which may or may not be a good thing!
Usually I play an 18/6 style. Today I played 24/15(!!)
I had already imported my Poker Tracker database onto my laptop from my desktop before returning to England. However, because I was so drunk I actually forgot to open up PAHUD until just before the end of my session so I played nearly the whole time without stats on any of the players. Anyway, it didn't seem to matter much because by the time I'd finished I'd made an $11k profit!
I'm sure I'll play those stakes drunk again soon, and probably give all the profits back(!) but for now I'll enjoy the moment!
Now..... where's my fucking beer!?
Looking back on last night's shenanigan's, it could easily have gone so wrong! As I usually just play $1/$2, I only keep between $5k and $10k in my account, and when I left for England I withdrew all but $6k of it.
The night before last I had played 2 x $1/$2 Heads Up tables for 20 minutes before going out. I never play Heads Up, but I figured all the full ring BvB $1/$2 practice has to count for something. Anyway, I ran like a one-legged man wearing a high heeled shoe and lost $700!
So, back to last night. I'm sitting at the $5/$10 and $2/$4 tables with a bank of only $5,300. After just half an hour my AA is cracked by QQ which takes my loss for the evening to over $1,700 and suddenly my bank is now just $3,600! Fortunately I managed to avoid dropping any lower and eventually started building my bank back up.
In the cold light of day, it was pretty foolish to play those tables with so little in my account. I could quite easily have lost the full $5,300 and things would have been so different! Just call me Bluescouse. :)