Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm Getting Married!

Let's see... what have I been up to since I last posted three months ago? Most significantly, Brigid and I have decided to get married; the wedding will be March 28 in Cleveland. I'm still working at the Bike, where things have slowed down a bit. I went home to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, but I stayed in LA for Christmas. I was recognized at the casino by a reader of this blog (a first for me - see the comments in the previous post). One of my friends who shared my schedule has taken the past two weeks off due a death in his family; I'm not sure when he'll be back. Poker's still going well for me: I made more this year than the past two, but mostly because I played more hours (last year I had a much better win rate). I played a very small tournament in Vegas and came in 5th out of 40 players.  

Possible topics of future posts: 
  • A new game coming to the Bike called "2-1-1," a variation on Omaha high-low 
  • The strange conventional wisdom among poker players pertaining to being "stuck," playing short-handed, and other things
  • Good things about playing at the Bike
  • My future in poker
  • Interesting or amusing poker hands (these still come up almost every day)


David said...

Congrats on the engagement! Why so quick to the altar? I remember my wedding a few years back, and I don't see how we could have pulled it off in 2 months.

I was talking to some of the workers at the Bike and they said they are down to 4 days because of the lull in biz. At the Park this weekend Sarah at the board said the same thing was happening over there.

How has the fewer players affected play at the Bike? Is it tougher overall because there is less casual money? Or is it about the same, just harder to keep tables going?

ps. you sort of "look like" your blog so it was pretty easy to figure it out. ;)

Rick said...