Friday, January 13, 2012

What would you do for a buyin?

Oh man, it's been so long since I made a post. My job's been making me crazy busy and I haven't had a whole lot of time to sit down and just write a post. Also, marriage, while wonderful in every sense of the word, is a huge time suck! I have a beautiful wife who always wants to spend face to face time with me and I'm not used to it. I mean, I absolutely choose her every time, and twice on Sunday. But it also means that my other pursuits get short shrift. Well, you can't have everything.

I actually did manage to get away for a poker weekend a few weeks back to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The wife was busy on Saturday with girly stuff and I somehow convinced her that I would be able to spend a weekend by myself at the casino. I couldn't convince anyone to come along except for The Slayer Slavin, who came up for Saturday.

I have no good stories to report, only that I had a terrible weekend. After quickly losing a buyin Friday night and Saturday morning, I managed to climb back to even Saturday afternoon. But by Saturday night, I was back down to zero, down two buyins total. The slide was long and painful. I was unlucky for some of it, but I was also playing way too many hands. I've noticed that after long layoffs from poker, I tend to want to capitalize on the few hours I get to play so I become very speculative. It's a leak for sure and I'm glad I can recognize it. Now to plug it up...

I'm leaving in a few hours for AC with Darko, W and Christine. I'm looking forward to a few days at the Borgata and, hopefully, some inspired playing and profit. We shall see.

So, back to the title of this post. I just had to share this link with everyone. Check it out. It's an article about how Johann Van Der Sloot was sentenced today to 28 years in a Peruvian prison for killing a woman in Peru a few years back. He's the douchebag who is widely suspected of killing Natalie Holloway in Aruba in 2005. He was the last person seen with Natalie but her body's never been found and he was never charged in that case.

The crazy part of the article comes at the end:

"Van der Sloot faces possible extradition to the United States in a matter tied to Holloway's disappearance and her family.

In June 2010, a federal grand jury in Alabama indicted him on charges of wire fraud and extortion after allegations surfaced that he tried to extort $250,000 from Holloway's mother, Beth. Van der Sloot offered to provide what turned out to be bogus information about the whereabouts of Holloway's remains in exchange for the money, according to the indictment.

He was allegedly given a total of $25,000, and authorities believe he used that money to travel to Peru and participate in a poker tournament, where he met Flores." (my emphasis)

So, after probably killing a girl, you call up the mother and offer to exchange knowledge of her body's whereabouts for a quarter million? How fucked up in the head are you? And then, you use the money to buy in to a poker tournament?!?

My mind reels....