Tuesday, June 26, 2018

King of da geezers

Above: My MOJO was working Sunday in the Senior Poker National Championship.

In a comment of a previous post, lightning36 said, "In geezer tournaments, he is da man!" We all had a good laugh until the finals of the Senior Poker National Championship Sunday. We played down to three players and agreed on a chop. I won't go into the details except to say I asked for the trophy as part of the deal, and you can see it in the photo above. Nobody's laughing now except moi.

Needless to say, this was an exciting ending to a trip where I felt I was playing well, but didn't have much to show for it. As we all know, poker is a skill-based game, but you still need some luck at the right time. That's what makes poker such an amazing game, and if you can't embrace the luck factor, poker may not be for you.

One quick deal. When there were two tables left, a guy limped in, I raised and villain called. By now the pots are quite worth fighting for. The flop came jack high. The villain checked, and I bet about half the pot, villain called. The turn card was a blank and I bet again. Because the pot was getting large, so the bet was large. Villain thought for a long time, showed his jack and folded. I was rather happy to win this since my hole cards were 6 2. Sometimes it pays to have a nitty old man's image.

The SPT took their own photos, but the pics and the results aren't posted yet, so no link. I'll try to remember to update later when it's available.

Above: The Orelans Casino Las Vegas was the site of the Senior Poker National Championship.

11 comments:

  1. Good things come to those who wait and wait and wait. Nothing like a final table to keep an old man's heart circulating. One out of three to final table is luck and much more.

    As for Sparky36, isn't he retiring! We'll see if his monthly income goes up from just having poker like yours has. If not he may end up Sparkplug36. :)


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  2. Fantastic Mojo, you are da man - geezer or not. Well done indeed.

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  3. Great result Dave, hope to see you in Atlanta.

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  4. finally get to see a picture of u. but i dont recognize u

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    1. Nobody recognizes me. I'm an "invisible" little old man. I almost never say anything and other players forget about me. Not making a judgment, just sayin'.

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  5. Very nice MOJO! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks. Great to finally meet you this last trip.

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  6. Dang- in going back to work I completely missed this. Congrats! Best o' luck in the WSOP Main Event! 😁

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  7. I was traveling and didn't see the post until today. Congratulations!

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