hockey is awesome (poker is not)

I meant to make this post earlier in the week but I was too lazy. I went to the Canucks home opener on Saturday and even though we lost, it was super fun. They always do a nice job of opening the season. My friend got us awesome seats in lower bowl row 10. Our view:

During the opening ceremony, they did some really cool stuff. They had their usual light show, but then they also had screens where they projected images on the ice. I’m bad at explaining it, so here’s a couple iphone photos:

It’s the 40th anniversary for the Canucks, so they brought a bunch of the 1970 team to the arena in celebration. Pat Quinn came out and the cheering he got was absolutely amazing. It sent shivers down my spine. The standing ovation and cheering for him was so incredible, I wish I could go back and experience it again.

Other highlights: Kopitar getting hit on our end of the ice and watching the trainer pick up a bunch of lost teeth off the ice; finally seeing the C on a jersey for the first time in two years; the loudest cheering I’ve ever heard for a penalty kill (after the Canucks killed a 4 on 3 in overtime). It’s a shame that Luongo can’t save anything and the forwards can’t score anything in shoot outs. Once we failed to score in OT, it was pretty much a lock for the Kings.

In other news, poker is still going horribly. Down a bunch for the month after a few days of playing. Down almost 250 buy-ins since the start of August including RB and bonuses. I’m still losing key all-in hands when deep, whether I’m flipping or massively ahead. It’s interesting to note that my ITM % is almost 20% over the last few months. I just can’t win anything once I get deep. It’s so sick. I really hope it turns around. I don’t think I can keep going if I lose another 200 buy-ins.

I took Saturday through Tuesday off and finally played again today. It was a gorgeous day out and Dave and I didn’t want to miss it, so we didn’t start at 11 am like planned. Instead we went to Metrotown and shopped a bit, and then we had sushi for lunch. Because of this, Dave made a turbo schedule so that we could play 4-8 and it actually wasn’t so bad. I 5 to 7 tabled for the most part and played 19 donkaments in total.

I’m playing Thursday through Sunday. Hopefully things go better…

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  • Reply Joko October 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Hey Courtney,

    Seems like you’re running bad these days, sorry to hear that :(. What I do when I start running bad is stop playing for a bit. Give it a few days, or a week, and cool off for a bit. I’ve noticed that it helps me play a lil bit when I go back. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been running pretty bad these days too. My aces have been cracked 3 times in a week or so, and I’ve lost massive pots with it (having my money in while I’m ahead). Anywho, hope that the poker gods are nicer to you in your upcoming sessions, good luck!

    • Reply donkeybrains October 18, 2010 at 1:39 am

      Thanks Joko! It doesn’t make me feel better that you’re running bad too, but I appreciate the condolences 😉

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