Tonight marks the one year anniversary of my “Big Win” in the 25K guarantee in FT. I suspect there are some who would suggest that it is the anniversary of me hitting the lottery that tournament represents, but you’ll forgive me if I ignore those people. Much like every hit in a box score is a line drive, every win in a large tournament is a testament to the skill of said victor……at least it was that night……as far as you know.
Needless to say I am proud of that highlight of my 2007 poker year. However I am bemused by the fact that I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have played that game since then. I’m a little at a loss to explain why that is so. Perhaps it was because I was up until 3:30 in the morning on a work night, so I realize the time commitment (and sleep deprivation) needed to go deep. There are always weekends of course, but it has rarely occurred to me to play it on weekends.
But whatever the reason, I haven’t been playing it, nor do I plan to do so anytime soon. That could change in a month or so, but I need to be systematic in my approach to such things; it’s just the way I am. So tonight I may raise a glass to toast myself and I may play a couple SNGs, but I will not be looking for lightning to strike again. At least not tonight.
I would also like to take the opportunity to give thanks to my buddy Doug who railed me until 3 AM or so that fateful night; until he ran out of gas. He kept the screen open though. His reaction the next morning will always be a fond memory of mine…."Are you f***ing kidding me????"