Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bayne... You just got PWNED!

I don't even know where to start. Yes, I know I said my next post will be about HUC6 but that will have to wait a day or two. As most of you know, there's been a little prop bet going on between me and Bayne. He had $1050 in bonuses to clear and I had $1175 to clear. Well, in the beginning of this month, we agreed to see who can clear the bonus first. Well, obviously, it would take me longer to clear so we came up with an arrangement. At the time of the conversation, Bayne had cleared $50 in bonuses. So, if by the time he clears his bonus, if I were within $50 of him, I win. In other words, I had to clear $1,000 in bonuses before he finished clearing his. Over the next few weeks, he would put me on points tilt by telling me he's playing during his lunch break or how much he's already accumulated that day (because he's west coast time, anything after 9pm his time is credited to the new day).

Well, I was doing fairly well keeping pace with him by 4 tabling 2-4NL 6 max until something critical happened. As we got closer to the end, this past Thursday, I made what some pts devotee might call a questionable move. I chose to join my nonpoker playing friends for happy hour... and didn't play at all that night. 0 pts. Zilch. Nada. Meanwhile, rumor had it that Bayne accumulated over 1,000 pts that night. I thought I was done. But deep inside, I knew I still had a chance because I was going to commit my entire weekend to playing nothing but 6 max games. And boy I did. I've never played so much poker in one weekend. How much? Check out the points I accumulated even in the past 3 days.



However, as a result, at precisely 10:15pm on Sunday, January 20th, 2008, I send Bayne an email with two words in the subject line... I win.



I have to admit though... I'm exhausted after all this poker playing so the moment I saw on the FTP site that the pts were updated, I closed all tables. My eyes are bugging out, my brain is fried, and yet I'm feeling stoked. So what exactly did I win from Bayne? The coveted Mookie buy-in of course. For those nonpoker bloggers, that's a whopping $11 buy-in. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!

Damn, I am a degenerate...

Now, some might wonder, during this "points challenge" in my attempt to clear my bonus, did I make any money? Or even worse, did I lose money and if so, is the loss at least less than the bonus? Well, as you all know, I just switched over to 6 max and there was somewhat of a learning curve. Having said that, I had a monster weekend... I don't have the exact numbers because I don't have PT on my Mac (I have what's called Mac Poker Pro which is an insanely crude version of PT so don't buy unless you're an uber degenerate like I am). However, from Friday night to today, I made approximately $6k... no joke... I'll have more details of the hands played and stuff later. But needless to say, it was a VERY GOOD weekend for me. I think I was up 10 buy-ins just today alone. Good times.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

cha-ching.

On a similar note, after reading so many of your posts I decided to open an account at bo dog with $500. I couldn't last the month. I'm hanging up my betting boots for now, but what a weekend. Congrats

AnguilA said...

That is one huge win! Don't you ever have your head talking you into turning pro?? I know mine would be....

Fred said...

Nicely done Alan. I've been working my bonus off with SNG's. I'm thinking about cash games being a better vehicle. I assume you earn points as long as the pot is raked, and your in the hand?

lucko said...

Awesome job this weekend!

cmitch said...

Nice work!!! Sounds like 6 max is suiting you well!!

lj said...

i still think you're a degenerate tard, but well done! ;)

Matt said...

(yawn)

Talk to me when you've won a $3 KO tourney.

JK. Very well done.

Schaubs said...

You are one sick fella.

Ship me $2k and then I will donk it back to you... damn why didn't we think of that during the points race...

although the rake wouldn't really be worth it now would it.

nicely done amigo.