I requested a $20-$25 max/min buy NL game. I get a $20 max/min .25/.50 limit game. I only have myself to blame.
TooloftheMan said (loosely quoting) :
BD was quoted (loosely) as saying:
"No-limit gives you (Chilly) too much of an advantage."
I am both flattered and disappointed at the same time. I prefer NL. I expect that the suckouts will be many. So thats how it is in St. Louis. Yes I regularly crush this game. By regularly I mean I can remember not cashing once in the last 8 or 9 NL freeze outs. Of those I took first in at least 6. If I could get this to be a daily $200 buyin SNG I could quit my job.
"I'd prefer to find a format that keeps me from giving my money to Chilly. If that format is flushing my buy-in down the toilet, then so be it."
I see their point. The majority of the group feels that they have a better chance in a limit game. The bets are smaller and one stupid play doesn't cost them the whole enchilada. I, however see the upside. Inexperienced limit players with $20 each on the table. Thats $200 up for grabs versus the usual 50% of a $50-$100 prize pool. Usually we play $5 or $10 buyin freeze outs.
My parents will be in town and my dad might play too. Sorry Dad, I am going to take all your money.
I'll post on my strategy after the game. Lets just say that I have been putting a lot of thought into this one. Too many of the players will be checking this out before tomorrow night so I can't give anything away.
Here is the line up
4. Uncle B (not known to have played limit)
5. RTT (A ROCK)
6. BD (Not known to have played limit)
7. DMcC, brother of Brian (Watch out)
8. MMcB (No skills, no experience sure to be suckout king)
9. Kevin (No experience, math wiz)
10. Chilly's Dad (maybe) (no experience)
I see $120 in dead money walking in. Sadly no Rebuy. Rebuy is a player so bad we nicknamed him rebuy.
ToolMan hinted at a late night freeze out. But if thi happens I would expect it would be 6 handed at most.
I am either going to clean up or lose my ass.
In other news. I have been listening to the Pixies all day. (new 30 gb i-pod with 26 gigs in use, btw) I came into these 75 songs wanting to come out the otherside as a fan. I am not convinced. So far my opinion is that their music is very together and well constructed but just uncatchy and grating enough to have reached that "Really Cool" status for"altrock-philes". You know:
Some really good songs and some that really suck. I was expecting a little more Weezer and a little less Ramones. Thats kinda of what they are, a tight band like Weezer with a lot of energy like the Ramones and that White Stripes noise rounding it all out. Sounds like it should work, but it does only sometimes.
"You don't like The Pixies? Well then you're a tasteless shit!"