Thursday, August 24, 2006

It's A Girl!!!!!

Has it really been over 2 months since I last posted. Wow!!! I really have to take my hat off to folks who can actually crank out post after post of good stuff everyday. I definitely fell into a rut both in blogging and playing. Anyway, I am going to try to get back into this blogging thing slow and steady.

Before I talk poker, I have to mention that the stork has delivered a new addition to the Wonka Family. A beautiful baby girl. Of course, I wanted a boy to go along with our 2 1/2 year old daughter and I always thought that I would feel "bad beated" if I got another girl. All of that goes to the wayside once you see a new child for the first time. A healthy new baby girl.... that is the true definition of "running good". I am truly blessed.

So, like I said, I am going to try to get back into this blogging thing for all the same reasons that I did it in the first place. Topping the list is probably chronicling the journey and forcing me to rethink poker stuff. Suffice it to say the "running bad" is my theme of the year. Of course, everything is relative; but when you drop over 7K over 3 months, it hurts. Especially, when it doesn't feel that you are doing anything differently; but guess what... suffer some beats and go bad, you do do things (hehe.. he said dodo) differently whether you realize it or not. Those KJ's or AT's in EP start looking better and better. The grinding goes away and you start looking for the big score. You move UP in limits instead of DOWN to try and make things up quickly. Guilty, Guilty, and Guilty.

Fast forward to now.... Nothing has really changed as let's look at last night. I went an impressive 1 for 5 with KK. Losing to AT (on river), KQs (flush on river), AA (oops) and unknown as I folded on a check raise on turn when there was an Ace on flop. The AA was doubly brutal as there was a 4 flush on board and I had the king only to lose to the Ace, of course.

I did get a chance to play in the Mookie last night. How cool are these things? Running good, running bad, these are always a joy to play. In an all to to not surprising end, I lost to Sir Iakaris when he called my all in with 72o (isn't there a name for this?) and got his deuce on the flop. Well done.. if I'm going to bust in a blogger tourney, this IS the way I want to go.

I'm playing more Turbo SNGs on Stars these days. Had some early success; but now that has also gone the way of everything else pokerwise these days and I am a bit down after a small sample. I'm even a net loser on the HORSE tables and that takes some real doing because people truly don't know what they are doing over there. Of course, I am one of those people.

I probably need to head over to Felecia's blog and read her psychology and poker series which I never did get around to reading; but sounds like there was some good stuff there. OK, I've taken the first step and figured out there is a problem that needs fixing. Stay tuned as I try to fix it.


ToddCommish said...

I've repeated this mantra to many people: When you have a boy, you worry about one boy.... when you have a girl, you worry about ALL boys.


HighOnPoker said...

Hey Wonks. Impressive, that you were able to play the Mook yesterday even with the new baby. I picture your wife going into labor and you saying, "Aw, honey, the tourney just started. I'm going to have to finish it now. Next time, go into labor before 10pm."

As for your losses, I'm sorry to hear it (for your sake), but also glad (for mine). I, too, have been getting whooped lately, but when I read about a good player running bad, it makes me feel a little better about me (a mediocre player) running bad. We should start a support group. Wait, we have. It's called Poker Bloggers. Whatever the case, good luck. Maybe I'll even join you at some of those higher limit games. What are you playing nowadays and where (SNGs, Limit, etc.).

WillWonka said...

Thanks guys... Yes, I'm already worried or should I say concerned about all the boys..

Lately... $25 Turbo SNGs on Stars and 5/10 on Stars and 3/6 on Full tilt.

I will re-jumping back to Absolute here shortly.

L'artiste said...

Good to have you back Wonka!

Keep pounding, things will go your way eventually.

littleacornman said...

Many congrats on the birth of the wee one and good to see you back blogging too.

mookie99 said...

Congrats on the new kiddo !

Thanks for playing last night and good to see an update on your blog.

Jestocost said...

He's alive! Although sleep may be at a premium right now.

Huge congratulations on daughter #2. Mine one and only is now closing in on her teens and…you don't want to know about that now. Enjoy the sweet years while you can. There's not much you can do now to prepare for the later ones and they'll be there before you know it.

I've never had $7k in my bankroll to lose, but I'm pretty sure I would have lost most of it in the last few months if I had. I tend to get a little bit carried away with "taking a shot" when I've built up a cushion and, well, we all know how that works out in most cases.

Hope to see you at the tables soon.

Fangorious said...

This is the my first time on the site and thought I would comment on you new edition. Congrats on the girl. My wife is due in about two months with our first. Its supposed to be a girl too. Anyway, good luck.

D said...

congrats man!!!

Lifesagrind said...

congrats on the new addition. I have two boys and one girl. My girl rules the house...couldn't imagine two of them.

chipper said...

Congrats Poker Daddy! Having a pair of Queens (2 little girls) is enough to make any man proud. Glad to have you back blogging again.

And don't forget to get your wife something nice for all that hard work she just went through.

Get your sleep while you can! But when you can't - there's always poker.

pokerpeaker said...

Congratulations, both on posting again and your new baby girl. It's really great to see you posting...ironically tonight I was going to give up on you but I'm glad I don't have to do that now.

I posted some photos of Longs on my blog and my kid.

fairnbalncd said...

A new sweet thing in the house! 2 girls and a boy for me. My son's the man, but girls are a Daddy's Sweetheart! Enjoy her WW. I wish mine were 2 yr olds again so I could do it all over! That's how good it is!


Michael said...

Many congrats to the Wonka family!

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