Somehow, despite the fact that I've never even played live for 12 hours straight, I just watched 12 hours of live poker.
If you're like me and you play online, you find live poker to be a bore and the thought of playing for long hours makes you want to gouge your eyes (and ears) out.
I just did that without taking a single flop.
Though PITR may be a small forum, it has some big names attached to it. Vivek Rajkumar, Jimmy "GobboBoy" Fricke, Leo Wolpert and Stephen O'Dwyer all call PITR home.
When I first started playing poker "seriously" I remember posting a thread about my local casino's $4/$8 game and how it was giving me a shit ton of troubles.
They pointed me in the right direction and I found Small Stakes Hold'em by Ed Miller et al and after that 2+2.
Though I do most of my posting on 2+2, I still consider myself a "goon" more than a 2+2er, and it was nice to meet all those guys and give Jason a sweat all the way to second place.
He came into heads-up as a huge dog with his opponent holding a 6-1 chip lead over his head. In the end he couldn't overcome it, but second is a sick finish all the same. So a GG def goes out to him.
After that PokerListing's own Martin Derbyshire found himself real deep in the latest installment of the $1,500 donkament so I skipped from one sweat directly over to the next.
When I got there he had a pathetic 5bb with around 60 left. He doubled up quite quick and rode that all the way to a very, very respectable 28th-place finish, finally succumbing to the 5-7s of a big stack.
Though his A-Q couldn't fade the 60/40, he played really well. I figure he'll be taking my job soon so I say if you're not a Marty Derby fan yet, you best become one.
Though I started this out bitching about sweating for 12 hours straight I had a real good time and would do it again in a heartbeat.
If only I could make a splash in one of these lotteries.