Basking in the aura of Mr. Ivey
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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- "My goal is to break 100," I tell Kelley at the bowling alley after she tells me she routinely scores 185s.
There's been something funny about this last 24 hours, eerily coinciding with Phil Ivey's $16 million win over Andy Beal that CC mentions in his recent post. It's like it caused shockwaves of poker goodness to spread through the 'verse.
(Oddly enough the last time I felt something like this was when Ryan won his tourney at the L.A. Poker Classic, causing such wake in the poker 'verse that at least four bloggers had immediate downturns at the tables. LOL)
There's something about the bowling alley's lighting that reminds me of the Bellagio. Perhaps it's the noise of the people talking and the bowling balls hitting the floor that reminds me of the action in the poker room. The whole time I was watching people throw strikes after strikes I was thinking of prop bets, even though I don't usually wager them.
We played two games. Both times I was behind and both times I won at the very end. One of the games I scored a "1" (yes, one pin) for the entire frame and came from behind to win. Every time I needed a spare or a strike I hit it. I made 100 in the first game and 105 on the second. (I don't know if the 185 was an exaggeration or Kelley just hasn't played in a long while). I shoulda prop bet her, at least a little.
I won't go so far as to say "the rim was as big as a hula hoop," but I've doubled up like crazy in NL hold'em and even Omaha, winning on hands that should be easy folds for most people.
And just a little while ago, at the very end of the day, I peeked at the CheckRaised.com site just to see if they had posted the results of their Wednesday raffle, the last of three weeks to promote their new forum.
Here's to you, Mr. Ivey, for keeping the Earth safe for poker players everywhere.
(POSTSCRIPT: I forgot to mention that yesterday I also finally ascended, after 590 days, in the awesome free D&D spoof game Kingdom of Loathing. And today, when I came to work and got my pay stub, all of my overtime since the start of the year came in this pay check. Yay!!!